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Stovetop Baked Beans Recipe

Molasses really comes through in this big batch of sweet baked beans shared by our Test Kitchen. The recipe cooks quickly on the stove and makes enough for a picnic or barbecue. Or save the leftovers to use in the next two recipes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:17 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion in oil. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 222 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein.

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