Western Beans

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Dreamgoddess

This recipe was a big hit at a recent birthday party for a friend. I just had to have the recipe! Enjoy!

Top Review by Jake Dunlap

Excellent! This dish is hearty and rich. I didn't feel like whipping out the dutch oven, so I just made it on the stove top and stirred it every few minutes as it simmered. Not that it needed any extra, but I love bacon, so I used 6 slices of chopped bacon rather than 4. This recipe would be perfect for a cold rainy night, or even a camping trip.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the bacon in a dutch oven until done.
  2. Remove the bacon from the dutch oven and reserve.
  3. Saute onion in the bacon drippings until tender.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients, including the reserved bacon, to the dutch oven.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

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