This dish is served hot, and is the best bean salad I've ever had. I make it with black beans, kidney beans, green beans, wax beans, and garbanzo beans. You may not like one or more of the types of beans listed above - just substitute your favorites. This dish is especially good for taking to potluck suppers.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
40 mins
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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  • Cut bacon into small pieces using kitchen shears, and place in a large skillet. Cook, turning frequently, over medium high heat until evenly browned. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup drippings. Set bacon aside.

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  • Return reserved drippings to skillet. Mix together sugar, cornstarch, and salt and pepper; blend into drippings. Stir in vinegar and water; cook and stir until boiling. Stir in drained beans. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  • Turn bean mixture into serving dish. Crumble bacon over beans.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 10.8g; carbohydrates 32.9g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 28.1mg; sodium 1168.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Fabulous indeed. A shame it's the farthest thing from dietetic... I don't like garbanzo beans so I replaced them with a can of white lima beans. Delicious. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Sorry to be the "black sheep" so to speak...but I wasn't crazy about this dish. I love beans but just didn't enjoy them cooked this way. The sugar was very overwhelming and I didn't like the combination of beans. Some were soft and others were tough in texture. I got confused while I was chewing. I did eat a bowl...just becasue they are soooo healthy. But one word of advice...plan on sleeping ALONE after you've eaten this;) Read More
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  • 4 star values: 9
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Fabulous indeed. A shame it's the farthest thing from dietetic... I don't like garbanzo beans so I replaced them with a can of white lima beans. Delicious. Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Sorry to be the "black sheep" so to speak...but I wasn't crazy about this dish. I love beans but just didn't enjoy them cooked this way. The sugar was very overwhelming and I didn't like the combination of beans. Some were soft and others were tough in texture. I got confused while I was chewing. I did eat a bowl...just becasue they are soooo healthy. But one word of advice...plan on sleeping ALONE after you've eaten this;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2005
My husband just loves this dish-we are vegetarians so I use 'veggie' bacon and a bit of canola oil instead of pork. I saute about 1/2 of a thinly slided onion with the 'bacon'. We eat the leftovers cold with rolls for lunch the next day. Thank you Jodi T. for this great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2003
I made this for my family's Christmas dinner and it really went fast. This is easy inexpensive and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
Very tasty! I think it also tastes better after it chills a day the flavors blend more. Also good cold. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2003
I personally don't like bean salads but my hubby does. I found this recipe and it sounded like something he would like so I made it for him. He really liked it although he thought it would be better cold. Also there was so much left that he reheated it the next night and I think he liked it better the 2nd time around!! Definitely worth a try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
This one was very popular and I had to share the recipe. Though I had to use less sugar and less vinegar it apparently still turned out well and is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2002
THIS DISH HAS A SWEET AND SOUR TASTE. IT IS GREAT. MY 5& 6 YEAR OLD GRANDSONS WOULDN'T EVEN TRY IT. I WILL MAKE THIS AGAIN AND TAKE IT TO POTLUCKS. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2003
This recipe is divine! I've made it twice in the last couple of weeks. My husband and I can't get enough of it! A new favorite! Read More
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