Hart Stilwell's Baked Beans

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Miss Annie

This recipe is originally from Hart Stilwell, a frontier novelist, courtesy of Texas Home Cooking. The beans are sweetly delicious. If you don't have a Texan's sweet tooth, reduce the amount of brown sugar a bit. Prep time does not include the cooking of the dried beans.

Top Review by Roxygirl in Colorado

I saw this recipe and quickly decided to put it together, despite not having a few ingred. The main ingred. I didn't have was the bourbon and I subbed some vanilla flavored coffee (and I think it was just fine!) and light brown sugar. The sweetness was "right on" so I don't think that hurt it any. I did use chopped ham instead of bacon. I slow cooked this on Convection 300 since I was going out. This really turned out delicious and I ate a big o' bowl for dinner. This really had a nice "homey" taste and a little different from regular baked beans. It really has a hearty flavor and texture. I noticed my daughter ate hers and she is not a "bean lover." It's definitely one that I'll make again. Thanks Miss Annie, for posting. Roxygirl

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Pour into a baking dish.
  3. Bake the beans uncovered, about 1 1/2 hours, or until they have thickened and cooked down, with a"skin" just beginning to form on the top of the beans.
  4. The beans reheat well and keep for several days.

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