Sweet 'n' Sour Beans Recipe

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"This bean dish is surprisingly low in fat, even with the bacon in it. I adapted it from a higher-calorie version that used ground beef," offers Carla Specht from Annawan, Illinios. "This is great served as a side dish with grilled meats...or over rice as a main dish."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 large onions, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 can (28 ounces) baked beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 265 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 710mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 10g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, combine the brown sugar, cider vinegar, garlic powder and mustard; bring to a boil. Stir in onions. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until onions are tender. Add the beans and bacon.
  2. Pour into a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Sour Beans in Light & Tasty August/September 2004, p19

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love4pawedangels User ID: 3888806 63044
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2009

"This recipe is not vegetarian. It's easy enough to make vegetarian though."

48_girl User ID: 1580439 109113
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2008

"bacon is not vegetarian"

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