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

This recipe was a big hit at a recent birthday party for a friend. I just had to have the recipe! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the bacon in a dutch oven until done.
  2. Remove the bacon from the dutch oven and reserve.
  3. Saute onion in the bacon drippings until tender.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients, including the reserved bacon, to the dutch oven.
  5. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Remove the bay leaf before serving.


Most Helpful

Excellent! This dish is hearty and rich. I didn't feel like whipping out the dutch oven, so I just made it on the stove top and stirred it every few minutes as it simmered. Not that it needed any extra, but I love bacon, so I used 6 slices of chopped bacon rather than 4. This recipe would be perfect for a cold rainy night, or even a camping trip.

Jake Dunlap December 28, 2010

this is an excellent recipe which I have used for years on scout trips and family gatherings. It works great in a dutch oven or slow cooker. I do a slightly different variation: I add 1 large onion, 1Tb Cinnamon, 1 Tb Nutmeg, 1 Tb curry, with 1 Tb sugar to blend the spices.

arpontius December 20, 2009

These beans were very good. I served with Kittencal's Recipe #289826 and Chef #610952's Recipe #285365. For the dry red pepper I used 1/8 tsp of red pepper flakes, thick sliced bacon, and petite diced tomatoes. After 45 minutes the beans looked like they could cook a bit longer so I simmered another 1/2 hour. Nice smokey flavor with just enough zip to make the flavorful and not overly spicy. Thank you for helping us have a wonderful Mother's Day dinner.

lauralie41 May 11, 2008

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