Sweet and Sour Beans

Sweet And Sour Beans Recipe

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Carolyn Haas


A recipe adapted from an Amish cookbook that is reminiscent of its German origins. Make sure to use a variety of beans. If cutting the recipe for a smaller amount, still try to use several kinds of beans.


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20 Min
1 Hr


  • 8 slice
  • 2 small
    onions, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar (less would be ok - you can always add more later.)
  • 1 tsp
    salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder (more if using fresh garlic)
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    cider vinegar, to start
  • 2 can(s)
    green beans
  • 1 can(s)
    yellow beans
  • 1 can(s)
    red beans
  • 1 can(s)
    navy beans
  • 1 can(s)
    pork and beans

How to Make Sweet and Sour Beans


  1. Fry bacon and onions, drain fat. Crumble bacon. Add other ingredients except beans. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  2. Add beans using several different varieties. As long as there are about 5x15 ounce cans or 5 pints total.
  3. Bake at 350ºF for an hour or in a slow cooker for 3-4 hours. Add about 1/2 cup water if using slow cooker method. Check occasionally to see if you need to add more water.

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About Sweet and Sour Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American

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