Cherry Baked Beans Recipe
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Cherry Baked Beans Recipe

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Here's a perfect dish to bring to a family reunion or any get-together. It's fast and easy to prepare, and you won't ever have to worry about bringing leftovers home…because there won't be any! —Margaret L. Smith, Superior, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 2 cups frozen pitted tart cherries, thawed
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 189 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 800mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 6g fiber), 13g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir in beef.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased 2-1/2 qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cherry Baked Beans in Country Extra July 2009, p49

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"Loved the taste of the baked beans. Great for a summer side dish when cherries are in season. Easy to make."

Reviewed May. 30, 2012

"yes, this recipe was fast and easy but i found the taste only average. i thought the cherries would bring a different taste, but i could not say the addition added to the flavor"

Reviewed May. 26, 2012

"This recipe is too oniony for me. Tried to tone it down by adding some molasses and brown sugar. Hubby said was just "ok". Will stick with my own recipe."

Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"This is a great recipe. We actually had it as a main dish, not a side. I used 1 1/2c of dried cherries as I wasn't sure if 2c would be too much. I also used an 28oz. can of vegetarian baked beans. Definitely a keeper."

Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"Am looking forward to making this recipe BUT- my dad will not eat anything with onions. Any suggestions as to what to substitue for the onion soup mix?"

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