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Navy Beans

This recipe for Navy Beans full of flavor. It's known as the 3-2-1 recipe: 3 cans of navy beans, 2 cups brown sugar, and 1 lb. sausage. Simple and delicious.
Servings: 10
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Sandra


  • 3 14 ounce cans navy beans do not drain
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely diced, optional


  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the sausage + onion. Use a wooden spoon to break the sausage up into small crumbles. Cook about 7-11 minutes until browned an all sides. 
  • Add beans and brown sugar to the skillet. Stir together until well combined. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 20-25 minutes. If it starts to boil, reduce heat a little more.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 179mg | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.8mg