Cranberry Baked Beans Recipe
Cranberry Baked Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Cranberry Baked Beans Recipe

Read Reviews
4.5 4 7
Publisher Photo
I knew I'd found a winner when I got the idea to simmer beans in cranberry juice. The tartness of the juice is a nice subtle contrast to the sweet brown sugar and molasses in these baked beans. They're wonderful warm or cold. —Wendie Osipowicz, New Britain, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. + standing Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:10-12 servings
Contest Winning Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 70 min. + standing Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried navy beans
  • 5 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/2 pound lean salt pork, diced
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 5 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 406 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 696 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 13 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place beans in a Dutch oven or soup kettle; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour to 4 hours, or until softened.
  2. Drain beans and discard liquid. Return beans to Dutch oven. Add cranberry juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until beans are almost tender.
  3. Drain, reserving cranberry liquid. Place beans in a 2-1/2-qt. casserole or bean pot; add remaining ingredients and 1-1/2 cups of cranberry liquid. Cover and bake at 350° for 3 hours or until beans are tender and of desired consistency, stirring every 30 minutes. Add reserved cranberry liquid as needed. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Baked Beans in Taste of Home February/March 1997, p27

Reviews for Cranberry Baked Beans

AVERAGE RATING
(7)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (5)
4 Star
 (1)
3 Star
 (1)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"I liked these beans in the past but need ideas. What can these beans be served with?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"Great flavor,takes quite a bit of time to prepare but the molasses and cranberry give the beans a really good taste."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 23, 2014

"Different but really good"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"these were good - but not worth all the time it took making them. didn't taste any better than beans from a can. i didn't taste the cranberry at all. disappointed."

Loading Image