Sweet and Sour Bean Salad

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Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1   can green beans, drained
1   can cut yellow wax beans, drained
1   can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1   can butter beans, drained
1   large green pepper, cut up
1   (4-ounce) jar pimentos, cut up
1   large red onion sliced and separated into rings
1/2 cup salad oil
2 cup thinly sliced celery
1 1/2 cup cider vinegar
2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1   can tomato soup, undiluted





Place beans, green pepper, onion, and pimentos in a large mixing bowl. Add oil and celery. In a sauce pan, combine vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and tomato soup. Bring to a boil and pour over vegetables. Toss lightly with two forks. Do this several times as mixture cools. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least four hours before serving. The salad will be better if kept chilled 24 hours before serving. Drain before serving it will keep for several days. Keep the liquid to pour back over the leftovers. Add more sugar if desired.

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Reader Comments:


Absolutely great! I made it for my family once, we loved it and now is the only bean salad recipe we use at home. Great recipe, easy and inexpensive. Just plain american good!

By Anonymous on November 08, 2010


Hands down the best bean salad EVER! I will NEVER make any other bean salad recipe but this one. The search is over, thanks!

By kerrylee65 on August 01, 2010


Hands down best bean salad I have ever had. Thanks for sharing.

By Anonymous on June 12, 2010


I made this salad for a summer Family reunion, everything was simple- Family went nuts for it-- It has now be requested at every dinner with the family since. YUMMM!

By Anonymous on December 31, 2009

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