German Baked Beans Recipe

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Canned baked beans never tasted so good! Mary Nieburger of Laughlin, Nevada dresses them up in style with sauerkraut, apple sauce and brown sugar. "These beans are always requested for the monthly dinners at our senior center," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 185 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 890mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 8g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch.


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Transfer to a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until bubbly.
Originally published as German Baked Beans in Light & Tasty August/September 2003, p33

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lidjzl0 User ID: 3723782 250397
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2016

"This is very good but I do not use as much applessuce as the recipe calls for. I also use jarred sauerkraut instead of canned."

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