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Easy Holiday Beans

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Ingredients

1/4 pound bacon
1 onion, chopped
1 can butter beans (drained)
1 can refried beans
1 can red beans
1 can baked beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup brown sugar

Instructions

Cut bacon in small pieces and put in micro-safe dish. Micro -cook until bacon is crisp. Stir to break up pieces cooked together. Add the chopped onion to bacon in same dish and cook until onions are tender (5 to 7 minutes). Put beans into Crockpot; add tomatoes and brown sugar. Stir well and add bacon/onion mixture. Cook in Crockpot 3 to 4 hours. (Leave lid off if you want them to thicken.) OR, put all in casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours.

Neola Blair
East Moline



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