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Five-Bean Bake

Yield Makes 8 servings
This appealing five-bean dish packs a protein punch and is the perfect side for a summer cookout. Don't count on leftovers because it will be a huge hit with your guests.

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon slices, chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 (28-ounce) can pork and beans
  • 1 (19.75-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) can lima beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

How to Make It

  1. Cook chopped bacon slices in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp; remove bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Add diced onion, and sauté in hot drippings 5 minutes or until tender.

  2. Combine bacon, onion, pork and beans, black beans, chickpeas, kidney beans, lima beans, ketchup, brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, and cider vinegar in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

  3. Bake, covered, at 350° for 1 hour; uncover and bake 30 more minutes.