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Almost Baked Beans Stovetop

Updated on August 3, 2013
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Why Change it?

Typically homemade baked beans have a lot of fiber (yayaya), but a lot of salt, and lots and lots of bacon (yummy). Here is an in-between recipe that is delicious like mom's beans, but meets healthier standards (sorry mom). Using raw sugar and molasses instead of mainstream brown sugar, for example, is a simple and cheaper change that will enhance healthy intake of yummy food. Using natural brands or foods without chemicals is an option for all of us -- this recipe will give the amounts necessary to make small transitions to chemical free unprocessed foods. You have the choice of brands, but I used natural brands and found the amounts for the additional ingredients. My brands were also cheap (from Aldi) and the total cost was $5 to feed 7 people a cup of food that filled them up.


Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 1 cup each for 7 people


  • 2 15.5 oz cans Light Red Kidney Beans, Try natural brand
  • 1 15.5 oz can Black Beans, Try natural brand
  • 1 15.5 oz can Chili Beans, Try natural brand
  • 1 15.5 oz can or fresh Diced Tomatoes
  • 4 Strips Turkey Bacon, Try natural brand
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Molasses
  • 4 Tsp Mustard
  • 2 Tsp White Vinegar


  1. Fry turkey bacon with onion in medium size pot. (I cook the onions this way to cut down cooking time.) Drain grease off of both and discard grease from pot.
  2. While turkey and onion are draining, put remaining ingredients in pot. Any of the beans can be substituted, but I find this combination has a great flavor. Of course, the raw sugar (I use box not packets), mustard and molasses are "to taste." Vinegar is not to taste, lol. Bring to a boil.
  3. Crumble or tear bacon and add it with onions back into the pot.
  4. Simmer, covered, on low heat 30 minutes or less for quick meal. Of course the longer it simmers, the more the flavor comes out (I simmer 90 minutes on weekends).

Nutritional Value

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 270
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 003 g5%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 10 g
Fiber 18 g72%
Protein 17 g34%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 300 mg13%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Karre Schaefer 4 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

      Thanks so much PS. I think you will love these...let me know how it goes. I'm finally getting the guts to put my recipes online, lol. And thank you for the angels - much needed this morning!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      These look like an interesting twist on baked beans. I have made oven baked beans several times and it is a long process. The results have always been excellent but it is time consuming.

      Bookmarking to try soon. Thanks for sharing.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps

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      Karre Schaefer 4 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

      Thanks Eric! :-)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Karre, I cannot thank you enough for a great hub that made me warm inside. Please write another soon.

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      Karre Schaefer 4 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

      Thanks Eric. Great idea on sea salt. You can really change out any beans. Most have the same nutritional value. :-) Sounds like your family was like ours -- lots of mouths to feed. Awesome.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I like it with the Turkey bacon idea. And I like some reduction in the brown sugar. And I have an unwarranted, irrational dislike of kidney beans ;-) And for sure I add a tablespoon of sea salt.

      Thanks for a great hub. My mom would just have a big pot on the stove in the winter. That way any of us 6 kids could always have something to eat.


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