This recipe has proven to be a great standby for parties, barbecues and potlucks. I especially like it because I can keep all the ingredients on hand for last-minute preparation.
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1 pound sliced bacon
- 4 large onions, sliced
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) butter beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) New England-style baked beans, undrained
- 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) lima beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; crumble and set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Add onions, brown sugar, vinegar and mustard to drippings; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in beans and bacon. Pour into an ungreased 3-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours. Yield: 18-20 servings.
Originally published as Sweet-and-Sour Baked Beans in Country Pork 1996, p17