Baked Beans With Sausage

Baked Beans with Sausage
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
455 Calories
26g Fat
43g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 455
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 1456mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 43mg 213%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 953mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Baked beans and sausage are natural partners. You can make this baked beans with sausage recipe as mild or as spicy as you'd like, depending on the seasonings you use and the type of sausage.

We like to serve this recipe on a cold winter night, with sleet or rain hitting the windows. There's nothing cozier than sitting down to a hot dinner when the weather is bad outside. This recipe is perfect for those who love hearty foods.

This recipe is also quite inexpensive, a boon to the budget in the cold winter months. Serve with a crisp green salad and some dinner rolls, either homemade or from frozen. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced, optional

  • 1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped or sliced

  • 1 pound Polish sausage, kielbasa, or fully cooked bratwurst, sliced

  • 2 (16-ounce) cans baked beans

  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1/3 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup mustard

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Add jalapeño pepper, if using, and green bell pepper; cook another 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add the sausages to the skillet and cook until slightly browned, turning the sausages occasionally so they cook evenly.

  4. Add the baked beans, tomatoes, ketchup, and mustard to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low so the food is just simmering and cook, uncovered, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • If you like your food to be more on the mild side, omit the jalapeño pepper and add more ketchup. If you like spicy foods, add another jalapeño or perhaps another type of pepper, and increase the mustard. We recently found a fabulous new mustard made with fire roasted garlic that is simply spectacular in this recipe.