A main dish of beans, meat, and salsa that can cook all day and keep you warm all evening. You can use any combination of lima, black, pinto, kidney, or butter beans.



Recipe Summary

15 mins
4 hrs 30 mins
12 hrs
16 hrs 45 mins
10 servings


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place black beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans in a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand for at least 12 hours. Bring beans and water to a boil in a large pot; cook until beans are tender and heated through, 30 minutes. Remove pot from heat to cool and drain beans.

  • Cook and stir sausage, beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until meat is browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard fat.

  • Stir beans, sausage mixture, corn, salsa, chili sauce, vinegar, and water together in a slow cooker.

  • Cook on High for at least 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

574 calories; protein 34.4g 69% DV; carbohydrates 65.6g 21% DV; fat 19.9g 31% DV; cholesterol 56.1mg 19% DV; sodium 843.4mg 34% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I'm a little torn on how to rate this recipe. It pulled up under the soup search and bean soup is what I was wanting. If I would have paid closer attention before rushing to the store I would have realized there was not enough liquid to be a soup. That is no fault to the recipe submitter since they are not trying to pass it off as a soup. That being said I made as written to start out with only one substitution which was celery in place of the bell peppers because I like celery in my bean "soup". I left out the optional corn and used our preferred bean blend. This would make for a very good pork and beans type dinner. It was a little too sweet for my liking but then again I don't care for the traditional pork and beans/barbeque beans. I think this would be an excellent dish to take to a potluck and probably the first thing to disappear. Read More