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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Ratings & Reviews

joannamay's Review

May 27, 2012
I started making this for all cookouts b/c it is easy and delicious. We have vegetarians in the family, so sometimes we have to make without the bacon, which is not nearly as good, but still a good recipe.

Cristy's Review

June 21, 2010
A great alternative to the traditional baked bean recipe. Perfect for company b/c it is tasty and a good looking dish.

blhill's Review

July 13, 2009
Good recipe - has lots of visual appeal! Easy to make and has a good mix of flavors. It makes a lot - easily serves 12 or more.