Four Bean Medley

Our 4th of July for the past 3 years has consisted of a grill-out potluck at our house. I always try to cover all the areas since it’s potluck and I don’t want a big gap in the spread. This year I decided to try making beans in the crockpot. These were very good. Frying all the bacon was a pain, I think I should have diced all the bacon before frying… original recipe and mine…

Four Bean Medley

8 bacon strips, diced
2 medium onions, quartered and sliced
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 (28 ounce and 16 ounce) cans baked beans, undrained
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 ounce) can butter beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups frozen green beans, partially thawed

DIRECTIONS

1. In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings; set bacon aside.
2. Saute onions in drippings until tender. Stir in brown sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard and garlic powder. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until onions are golden brown.
3. Combine the beans in a slow cooker. Add onion mixture and bacon; mix well. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until the beans are tender. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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