Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
A family favorite!
- 2 lbs kielbasa, cut into 1/4 inch rounds (or your favorite sausage)
- 1 3⁄4 cups Dr. Pepper cola, divided
- 4 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained
- 1 (15 ounce) bottleof good-quality ketchup (I use Heinz)
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 dash Tabasco sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 small onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
- 1⁄2 lb cheddar cheese, grated
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- Set oven to 375 degrees.
- Butter a 3-qt baking dish.
- Heat a skillet over med heat with 1 tbsp oil.
- Add sausage, and 3/4 cup Dr Pepper drink; bring to boil.
- Cover; and lower the heat.
- Continue cooking about 30 mins, until Dr Pepper becomes syrupy.
- Drain the pinto beans; place in a large saucepan, add 1 cup Dr Pepper, ketchup, wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, soy sauce, garlic, onion and salt.
- Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally.
- Season with black pepper.
- Pour into a 3-qt buttered baking dish.
- Stir in sausage mixture.
- Top with cheese and bread crumbs.
- Bake, covered for 40 mins, or until cheese is melted, and mixture is bubbling.
These are really excellent! A little soupier than I prefer but that's just me. I did not add the kielbasa as I was making these as a side for pork chops, or the cheese & crumbs though I may add a little cheese to the top when reheating leftovers later. These are nicely tangy and pleasantly spiced. Thanks very much for the recipe!
These beans are a great change from the usual baked beans. I omitted the kielbasa, otherwise made the recipe as written. The flavor is tangy and subtly sweet. Even with the Dr. Pepper, they are not as sweet as the usual baked beans w/ brown sugar/molasses/maple syrup. The cheese and breadcrumbs are a nice touch, too. Thanx for sharing this. I'll make these again, with and without the meat.