To Die for Stove Top Beans

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a wonderful variation on baked beans and very easy. I've taken it for pot lucks and everyone wants the recipe. A heartier variation of this is to add a lb of browned hamburger.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 (16 ounce) cans beans (a variety of your favorites, e.g. navy, garbonzo, kidney, white, black, etc)
  • 2 (1 lb) packagessliced bacon
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 14 cup mustard
  • 18 cup white vinegar (or more to taste)
  • 1 diced onion


  1. Dice, brown, and drain bacon.
  2. Dice and brown onion.
  3. Add beans, (lightly drained to preserve just a bit of the juice).
  4. Add bacon and onion.
  5. Add molasses, brown sugar, mustard and vinegar.
  6. Bring to boil and simmer about 30 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. These can be kept on a low heat for hours, on the stove or in the crock pot.


Most Helpful

Yummy....made this while camping with many other families....everyone has asked for the recipe. Now I have a bean recipe to have at cookouts that I actually enjoy! Thank you

Marisa P September 15, 2004

Took these to a cookout this weekend and everyone raved about them and wanted the recipe. This is my new favorite bean recipe!

Lil Sis June 21, 2004

These are WONDERFUL baked beans and extremely easy. I used butter beans and they turned out great...we love the combinaion of ingredients and can't wait to make this again. Thanks so much, Jan Marie!

Merlot April 23, 2004

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