Italian Baked Beans Recipe
Italian Baked Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Even people who aren't wild about baked beans enjoy this dish - it puts a new twist on an old summertime favorite. I received the recipe from my brother-in-law and use it often for gatherings. If I have lots of time, I cook the beans on low in a slow cooker - easy and delicious!
MAKES:
12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:
12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

In a Dutch oven, cook the pepperoni, green pepper and onion in butter until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomato paste, mushrooms, seasonings and beans; mix well. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Italian Baked Beans in Country Extra July 1994, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 130 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 6 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the pepperoni, green pepper and onion in butter until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomato paste, mushrooms, seasonings and beans; mix well. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Italian Baked Beans in Country Extra July 1994, p49

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