Dalton's Beans

Dalton's Beans


"A dear friend of mine gave me this recipe after his son kept telling me his dad's beans were better than mine! As soon as I tasted them I knew he was right and this recipe was a keeper."

Ingredients 1 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 436 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 436 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 46g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 1316 mg
  • 53%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a Dutch oven, saute the ground beef and onion for 5 to 10 minutes, or until beef is browned; drain excess fat. Stir in the bacon, baked beans, lima beans, kidney beans, ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Mix all together well and cover.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 1 hour.
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Reviews 11

  1. 15 Ratings


Excellent recipe. I like to cook it in my slow cooker. It is great to take to pot luck meals. You can use pretty much any kind of canned beans you like, too (I'm not real fond of limas).


Make these even better by adding a ring of klielbasa, sliced, and a splash of dry white wine. Why? I don't know, just because I had some. We call these "hillbilly beans" and when we all get together I'm asked to make these. By the way, throw them in the crockpot for a few hours instead of heating up the kitchen.

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I have mixed feelings about this recipe. My boyfriend and the boys at work (it made heaps of leftovers!) really liked it but I had to make A LOT of changes. I added just 2 tablespoons of ketchup and a sprinkling of brown sugar as they are both very sweet. The sauce in the can of baked beans is also sweet so you can imagine how sickly it tasted. I then added some garlic, tomato paste. tobascco sauce, chili powder & thyme which took some of the sweetness away. It sure did need all this extra flavour. I also just let it simmer on the stove top rather than finish it off in the over. With these changes it makes nice Sunday 'mince on toast' but that's about it.