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Apple Sausage Beans

Apple Sausage Beans

This is a nice way to jazz up canned beans. From Becky Gourley: Sequim, Washington. Recipe published in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009.

  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook time: 5 Hours


  • 1 12-ounce package(s) uncooked maple breakfast sausage links
  • 1/2 cup(s) finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup(s) unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 tablespoon(s) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon(s) maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon(s) molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) apple pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
  • 2 28-ounce can(s) baked beans
  • 1 large red apple, cubed


• Cut sausage links into 1/2-in. pieces. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain if necessary. Transfer to a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker.

• In a small bowl, combine the apple juice, brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, pie spice and nutmeg. Stir into same skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.

• Add the beans, apple and apple juice mixture to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until apple is tender.

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