Hart Stilwell's Baked Beans

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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

Roxygirl in Colorado March 21, 2007

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