Slow-Cooker Three-Bean Casserole

You know you have a winning recipe when it shows up again and again, no matter where you are or what the occasion. And so it is with this terrific three-bean recipe that's perfect for potlucks and other gatherings.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
lb bulk pork sausage
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
large clove garlic, finely chopped
2
cans (21 oz each) baked beans (any variety)
1
can (15 to 16 ounces) lima or butter beans, drained
1
can (15 to 16 ounces) kidney beans, drained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
tablespoon ground mustard
2
tablespoons honey or packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon white or cider vinegar
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage, celery, onion and garlic over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain.
  • 3 Mix sausage mixture and remaining ingredients in ungreased 3-quart casserole. Bake uncovered about 45 minutes, stirring once, until hot and bubbly.

Expert Tips

Substitute 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef for the pork sausage and 1 cup barbecue sauce for the tomato sauce.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 1 1/3 cups)
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
1400mg
1400%;
Total Carbohydrate
62g
62%
(Dietary Fiber
16g
16%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.