By DuChick on January 11, 2008
Photo by Peter J
Photo by Peter J
"A friend I worked with long ago brought this to a potluck. We begged her for the recipe, but she was reluctant to give it up. We wore her down and she finally gave in. This is a different type of cole slaw that really makes a pretty dish. I love the variety of textures and flavors with the beans, cabbage and bacon."
Serving Size: 1 (109 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This is a delicious recipe. All of the flavors, all the crunchy vegetables were spot on. A very nice mix. The beans gave good eye appeal and another layer of flavor. The bacon was an absolutely perfect addition. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the amount of salt written on the recipe. It called for 1 tsp. It was easy to fix by adding more mayo and vinegar, but as written it was too salty for me. This recipe will be made again, and I will cut back on the salt to maybe 1/2 tsp. An EXCELENT recipe."
"Awesome! I read the other reviews and added more vinegar (3T), less sugar (1t), and I didn't have celery. Great combo and dressing! I LOVE the kidney beans in it~ thank you!"
"Very different & very good! I doubled the recipe, but I'm glad I didn't double the salt. It would've been way too much. Half was plenty. Also, unlike many other reviewers, I thought it needed more sugar. I used 4T for 4 cups of cole slaw. Thanks for sharing."
"This was really good; I used 3 cups of slaw mix instead of 2, a half-can of beans, and I reduced the sugar. We like a lightly dressed slaw. The beans add a nice texture, and the bacon makes this great! This was part of a Super Bowl spread with BBQ pulled-chicken sliders."
"Delicious coleslaw! I loved all the flavors and textures. I doubled the vinegar and used a little less mayo. I'm glad I doubled the recipe, I'll be enjoying the leftovers. Thanks for posting, loved it!."
"This was very good. If you can let it sit for an hour in the refridgerator it helps the flavors meld.. Thanks for sharing."
"Fantastic! No more store bought for us. My DH was not impressed when I said I was going to put beans in it, of course any thing with bacon was good. But he said he could almost make a meal out of it. 5 stars for sure"
"This is a GREAT recipe! my daughter even liked it and she doesn't care for cole slaw. I would cut the kidney beans down to 1/2 can. But thats just our preference. Thank you for the recipe."
"This was wonderful!! What a great combo of texture and flavors. I used the mayo made with olive oil (im watching fat) and used about a third cup and tripled the vinegar (I used cider vinegar too), and also doubled the sugar. (I prefer more of a vinegary dressing). I also like another reviewer suggested halved the salt. Oh, and one more thing I used green onions because thats what I had on hand."
"This cole slaw is delicious! Very different and very enjoyable! Thanks for the recipe!"
"Trying to get more fiber in our diet, so I decided to give this recipe a try. It was very different, but also very good!"
"This is soooo good. I doubled the recipe and substituted red beans for kidney beans because that was what I had on hand. I may never make cole slaw any other way again. DH loved it but he doesn'r count because he loves every thing."
"Have eaten and fixed slaw all my life, but this was a new and delicious experience. Will surely try again."
"This was really good. I used a whole bag of slaw mix and 1 and 1/2 cups of celery. I also used 12 slices of bacon...yum! Pretty much doubled the rest of the ingredients and it was great. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"This was as good as I'd hoped it would be! I took it to a potluck lunch, and not one bean or piece of cabbage was left over. My husband usually loves for me to bring home the leftovers, but he was completely out of luck this time. Everyone wants the recipe, and I will keep mine handy to make again often. Thank you DuChick for the advice of not making the entire recipe up in advance. It is the kind of slaw that benefits from last minute assembly. You gotta try this one - it is really a winnner!"
"We really liked this. Was a nice change up. Made exactly as shown. I just had to make this, my curiosity got the best of me, and I am glad I did. Thank you for the great surprise!"
"I was pleasently suprised by this dish since I had never heard of bacon and beans in cole slaw before A perfect blend of protein and carbs. And great for a side with a sandwich instead of chips. Gave a bit to my mom and she stopped by for seconds. Thanks for tossing it out here."
"I made this to take to a cookout tonight, but after my first sample, I know it's going to be a hit. Love the addition of the kidney beans and the bacon. Just a really good combination going on in this one. Thanks. Made for SSC Pet Parade"
"A nice alternative to ordinary cole slaw. As DuChick points out and I agree--nice texture, colorful and tasty. The amount of dressing is just right--not sloppy like many slaw recipes. We love cole slaw, and this will be added to the rotation. Thanks for another winner, DuChick."
"This was really good. I used a full bag of cole slaw mix, doubled the celery and onions and used 6 slices of very crisp bacon. I had to forward the recipe to everyone who tried it. Five Stars."