A co-workers wife gave me this recipe and it is one of my favorites. This four bean dish is perfectly seasoned, and makes a wonderful side dish.

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Servings:
11
Yield:
10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat.

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  • Add onions to fat in pan, and saute until soft. Stir in garlic powder, dry mustard, wine vinegar, and brown sugar. Simmer for 20 minutes.

  • In a large pot or slow cooker combine bacon and onion mixture with the kidney beans, lima beans, butter beans, and baked beans. Mix together, and simmer for 70 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

440 calories; protein 14.6g; carbohydrates 55.4g; fat 19.2g; cholesterol 28.1mg; sodium 959.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2002
This is one of my favorite side dishes of all time! It works well in a slow cooker too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/01/2013
I was just browsing through my recipes & found this. I made it years ago & I guess I saved it so I could rate it - to be sure I didn't make it again. I made this thinking it'd be a big hit (with all the good reviews) but no one liked it. A bunch of sweet & sour bean lovers I guess we aren't. This was too vinegary for me. Anyone trying it for the first time should hold back I think. Sorry I didn't like this one. Read More
(3)
26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2002
This is one of my favorite side dishes of all time! It works well in a slow cooker too. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2012
Absolutely delicious! I think this recipe definitely needs some well deserved attention. I ended up keeping them in the crock pot on low for 8 hours because I didn't read ahead and planned on making it while I was at work. There was the perfect blend of sweet from the brown sugar and sour from the vinegar. I was a bit worried about the lima beans but they ended up turning out as a creamy delicious bean. I paired it with coleslaw and hot dogs and the guys loved it. These will definitely be made again in our house! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
I've made a nearly-identical version of this since the 70's and I love it! Everyone seems to. My version doesn't have kidney beans and only calls for 10 slices of bacon. It's still the same...thanks for reminding me of this favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2007
Excellent!!! As a male my wife would prefer I not eat beans. "understandable" These tasted great and did not upset my tummy at all. She ask me to fix them again soon. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
I love beans and I love sweet and sour so I knew this recipe would be good. After I mixed all of the items I put them in a casserole dish and baked them for a little more than an hour. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2010
This is so delicious - i couldn't stop "testing" it before that 70 mins was up Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2009
My mother in law makes a recipe similar to this. I've not asked her for her recipe yet so this was a great stand in. My husband thinks there is a little too much vinegar but overall it gets raves when I serve it. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2015
I have a very similar recipe that I received from a farm cookbook years ago. It includes a pound of hamburger. It makes an excellent main dish. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/31/2013
I was just browsing through my recipes & found this. I made it years ago & I guess I saved it so I could rate it - to be sure I didn't make it again. I made this thinking it'd be a big hit (with all the good reviews) but no one liked it. A bunch of sweet & sour bean lovers I guess we aren't. This was too vinegary for me. Anyone trying it for the first time should hold back I think. Sorry I didn't like this one. Read More
(3)
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