Fit-For-A-King Baked Beans Recipe
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Fit-For-A-King Baked Beans Recipe

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These nicely seasoned, savory baked beans really live up to their name. They're extra special.—Bean Education and Awareness Network, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 3 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, diced
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 4 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup gingersnaps, optional
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 bay leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 127 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onions, garlic and ginger until tender.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir in onion mixture and bacon. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes; stir. Bake, uncovered, 15-30 minutes longer or until heated through. Discard bay leaves. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Fit-For-A-King Baked Beans in Country Woman January/February 2000, p40

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vianne User ID: 1718346 65364
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2007

"The mild salsa sauce made a delightful balance between sweet and spicy-not overpowering and absolutely awesome."

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