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Michigan Bean Bake Recipe

Michigan Bean Bake Recipe

Just let these go all day for a great-tasting baked bean side dish.—Sondra Bergy, Lowell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 8 hours YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1 jar (48 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean pork, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bottle (14 ounces) ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 large sweet onion, chopped


  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all the ingredients. Cover and cook for 5 to 6 hours or until beans are tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 311 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 831mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 6g fiber), 18g protein.

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klshm User ID: 7901886 247312
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"Although I love savory beans, I am not a fan of baked beans- too sweet, too much like bbq sauce. These are an exception. The pork and brown sugar work well together and the mustard keeps them from being cloyingly sweet. I like to use ground pork and prefer to brown it before mixing with the other ingredients. It travels well for potluck meals and reheats beautifully."

geralynlan User ID: 3621986 201814
Reviewed May. 7, 2010

"Sooooo delicious and easy! Am always asked to bring this to family gatherings. Can lightly brown pork ahead but comes out tender and delicious either way. Have been making this for years and years."

mydogis2 User ID: 446028 17640
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"I first made this rec. in 1991 and continue to do so often. It is rich but just wonderful to take to pot lucks. Often I freeze a portion to use for a future meal. I lost my receipe. This week searched several days. Finally thought of conecting on web site. Glad I did as I didn't think you would still have the receipe. Thanks."

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