Beverly Gardner or Franklin, Illinois, lets her Bavarian-Austrian heritage show with added vinegar, sour cream and lots of sugar. Our heat rating: ! (Mild, Not Wild)




  • In a 4-quart Dutch oven, cook beef until browned; drain off fat. Stir in pork and beans, kidney beans, butter beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup and molasses. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve topped with sour cream and bacon.


Nutrition Facts

478 calories; 13 g total fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 1355 mg sodium. 68 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein;