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Sweet and Sour Beans

"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


  • 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 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • 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.
  • Pour into a 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.
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