Slow-Simmered Kidney Beans

Recipe by Marla in TX
READY IN: 6hrs 10mins




  • In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels.
  • Add sausage to drippings; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In an ungreased 5 quart slow cooker, combine the beans, tomatoes, red peppers, onion, ketchup, brown sugar, honey, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, salt and mustard. Stir in the bacon and sausage.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  • Stir in apples.
  • Cover and cook 2 hours longer or until bubbly.
  • Cook's notes: I have never used the apples and never will. Also in a pinch you can cook the onions and bell peppers in the bacon drippings, after the sausage, until translucent then add to the crockpot. This will cut down on cook time.