Colorful baked beans

Colorful baked beans

These beans taste very good. They are always a hit with my kids and at potlucks. The recipe is easy as most of it is from various canned beans. I’ve also added cooked shredded chicken for a slightly sweet chicken chili.

Colorful Baked Beans
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Beans
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Ingredients
  • 1½ cups ketchup
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • 1 can (16 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15½ oz) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15½ oz) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
Instructions
In a hurry.
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot and mix well.
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer with lid on for 30-40 minutes or until onions and peppers are tender.
  3. Stir occasionally as it simmers.
  4. Remove the bay leaves before serving
Nice and Slow
  1. Spray the inside of a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours or until onions and peppers are tender.
  4. Remove the bay leaves before serving.