Hearty Baked Beans for Two Recipe
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Hearty Baked Beans for Two Recipe

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Old-fashioned baked-bean flavor gets jazzed up with garlic, brown sugar and mustard in our Test Kitchen’s easy, downsized version of this family favorite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 bacon strip, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pork and beans
  • 3/4 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 265 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 577 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 13 g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, saute onion and bacon until onion is tender; drain. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the pork and beans, kidney beans, brown sugar, vinegar and mustard. Cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Transfer to a 2-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Baked Beans in Cooking for 2 Summer 2007, p46

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"Just what I was looking for"

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2010

"this is a wounderful recipe. Good potluck choice. Yummmmmmm!"

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"Idoubled the ingredients, we &the grand kids all loved it."

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