bunkhouse beans

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Shay Driver
from Lewiston, ID

My mom found the original version of this recipe in a cooking magazine when I was in high school. It has always been a favorite of my entire family, and--over the years--I have amended the recipe to my personal tastes, and made it more simple by using a crock pot. The wonderful part of this recipe is that it is so effortless and tastes and feels great on a cold day! Also great as an easy meal for breakfast:)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Who's ready for a cookout?! These beans are killer and the perfect pick for your next picnic. We used Kielbasa and wouldn't have changed a thing.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5 Reviews
serves 6-8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For bunkhouse beans

  • 1 c
    salsa
  • 2/3 c
    bbq sauce
  • 1
    whole sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 can
    pork and beans (28 oz, each)
  • 1 can
    chili beans (15 oz.)
  • 1 can
    black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4
    sausage links, kielbasa, bacon (cooked and drained), or other meat of choice
  • 1
    jalapeno pepper, chopped, optional (for those who like it spicy)
  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar, optional (for those who like their baked beans on the sweeter side)

How To Make bunkhouse beans

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker, stir to combine, set on low or slow cook option for 6-8 hours stirring occasionally (if you are able).
  • 2
    When mixture has thickened and is hot and bubbly, it is ready to eat!
  • 3
    This is great as a side for burgers, but hearty enough to be a main dish by itself. Enjoy!
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