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sheila's one pot dinner

Recipe by
Sheila Nakata
Maple Valley, WA

This is a recipe I found in 1989. This is a crowd pleaser. It was my lifesaver on busy days. I could with little effort throw everything in the crockpot or if in a hurry cook on the stovetop. My family loved it and always came back for more. Great for potlucks! Great serve with a crusty bread.

yield 4 to 6 or larger
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For sheila's one pot dinner

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 lb
  • 2 pkg
    smoked kielbasa, cut into bite size
  • 1 can
    1 lb can kidney beans
  • 2 can
    15oz pork n beans
  • 1 oz
    onion, diced
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground pepper

How To Make sheila's one pot dinner

  • 1
    Crockpot dinner or stovetop your choice!
  • 2
    Brown ground beef until just pink. Drain fat if any. Place beef in crockpot or set aside in a separate bowl to put back into stovetop pot when done cooking bacon and onion.
  • 3
    Brown bacon in the same pot that you browned the ground meat in. Place bacon on paper towel after browned. (Chop bacon into small pieces while sautéing onions.) Drain bacon fat saving a small amount to sauté onions.
  • 4
    Once onions are translucent add them and all remaining ingredients into stovetop pot or into crockpot. Stir well and cover.
  • 5
    Cook on low in crockpot until bubbly 4-5 hours or stovetop until bubbly, depending on heat level will determine time. Usually 1 hour at a simmer.