Bootlegger Beans

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Debs Recipes

This delicious side dish is very easy to make. It practically cooks itself! Because these beans are so good, I usually make a double batch. The recipe comes from household advice columnist, Heloise. Her mother also had a newspaper column where this recipe was first published over forty years ago.

Top Review by Chef shapeweaver

I wanted to try a different sort of bean dish to go with my potato salad and hot dogs,so i chose this one.I didn't have time to cook them for the full 2 hours,so I followed the recipe and them simmer on low for about 45 minutes.My SO and I like the "zingy" taste.Thank you for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dice bacon and onion.
  2. Fry bacon; when nearly done, add onion to pan and saute until bacon is cooked; pour off most of the fat.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; cover and simmer, stirring every once in awhile, on low heat for 1 to 2 hours ~ The beans will thicken as they cook.

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