Chuckwagon Beans Recipe -
Chuckwagon Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Chuckwagon Beans

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"This is a recipe that has been in my family for years. It's a great combination of sweet and spicy! If you like your beans saucy, you can double the sauce mixture."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir bacon and onion in pot until the onion is tender, 7 to 10 minutes; add ketchup, dry mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook bean mixture at a simmer until hot, about 10 minutes; pour into a large casserole dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until bubbling on top, 10 to 15 minutes.
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May 28, 2014

Do reserve some of the juice from the beans because you'll need it. Without it, you’ll be adding some water because the mixture will be too dry, thick, and sticky, so use the reserved bean liquid which will add some flavor. The one thing that I really don’t get is why you would bake the beans for an additional 10 minutes. The bacon is cooked so you’re not browning it, you’re not melting anything, so to me, it just seems like an unnecessary step. Just heat and simmer the beans and serve. The recipe author says "...great combination of sweet and spicy." IMO there’s no “spicy” in this with just a dash of Tabasco for 2 cans of beans, so you’ll need to adjust that to your taste preference if you want a little kick. Also, there’s an omission in the recipe because it doesn’t tell you when to add the beans. I mixed up everything and then stirred in the beans to heat. On the positive side, we did like them.

Aug 20, 2014

Yum! Its great with an assortment of beans too :) definitely would make again


4 Ratings

Jul 27, 2014

This recipe did exactly what I needed it to do! What to do with a can of red beans for a side dish in a hurry? Nothing fancy but pretty good flavor. Like one other reviewer said, "Save the bean juice." You will definitely need it. I made these in 10 minutes using pre cooked bacon. I think I would have preferred to leave out the dry mustard, or at least cut it back a little, as that flavor seemed to dominate the others just by a tad. Maybe a tbsp of molasses would add even more flavor. I might try that next time. Overall, the beans were good, easy to make, and on the table for a great side with hamburgers. Thanks for the recipe Whino!

Jul 23, 2013

I am assuming you put the beans in on step 2.


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  • Calories
  • 241 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 9.4 g
  • 38%
  • Protein
  • 13 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 906 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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