Spicy Hot Beans

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

My father-in-law and husband's favorite pot of beans. Too hot for my stomach to tolerate. Can't say you weren't warned.

Top Review by C in PA

I thought these were great. I had to up the spicy factor a bit as I just didn't think it had the warmth to it. I added a bit more cayenne and tabasco. Quite tasty though, and freezes really well. And please don't forget to drain the grease from the bacon. I thought it would add more flavor, but it just made a nice thick layer of grease at the top!! Thanks Nurse Di. Another great one!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pick over and wash beans; place in a big soup pot.
  2. Cover with water and let soak 8 hours.
  3. Drain beans and put them back in the soup pot.
  4. Add 6 cups water.
  5. In a skillet, add bacon, sausage, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook over medium heat until meat is browned and veggies are tender; drain, then transfer to bean pot.
  6. Add in Worcestershire sauce and next 8 ingredients to the pot; bring to a boil.
  7. Cover and lower heat; simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender; stir occasionally.
  8. Add tomatoes with juice and cook 30 more minutes.
  9. Take out bay leaf and serve.

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