This recipe is courtesy of my sweet Mother in-law, Betty. My husband's family has been vacationing in Wisconsin for over 30 years at the same resort and each year they have a picnic. She makes this 5 bean salad/casserole and it is my husbands favorite. He actually loves a lot of what she cooks but she cooks like I do....add a little here, add a little there so when I actually get a written recipe, I am thrilled!
This is a great side dish to take to a potluck, cookout, or make as a side with your family dinner! Very easy to make and you can either use the oven or a crockpot! Enjoy!
5 Bean Casserole
1 can kidney beans
1 can yellow beans
1 can green beans
1 can butter beans
1 can pork & beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 can tomato soup
1 pound Italian sausage ( you can do half ground beef or all beef if you prefer)
1/2 green pepper-chopped
1/2 white onion- chopped
1.) Sauté sausage with onion and green pepper. Add brown sugar and tomato soup to pan, stir well.
2.) Add all cans of beans to the mixture, drain and rinse first. Then pour into 13X9 casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees until hot (apx 40 min) or put all ingredients into a slow cooker and cook for 3-5 hours.