Five Bean Stew

  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1 can great northern beans
  • 1 can pork ‘n’ beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can navy beans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cup diced ham
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Put the five cans of beans and their liquid into a crockpot on high heat. Add ham, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, and ketchup to the beans.
  2. Cut the bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook in a frying pan. Add the bacon to the bean mixture.
  3. Dice the onion and fry it with the ground beef in the frying pan until browned. Drain excess fat and add to the bean mixture.
  4. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover and stew for 4-6 hours on high, keeping some napkins nearby to dab the corners of your mouth ans you drool from the smell.


Instead of using 5 cans of prepared beans, you can also use 3 cups of dried mixed beans, soaking them overnight and then cooking them in a pressure cooker for 25 minutes.

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