Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Chef shapeweaver � July 21, 2006

Terrific. I usually make up my own beans but went to the supermarket to purchase a couple of cans of (British) pork and beans to make this. Made them up in the crockpot. Delicious and tangy, and a nice change of pace for us - loved the smoke and savouriness the bacon added.

evelyn/athens April 16, 2006

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