Stovetop Beans with Bacon Bits

You can make this ahead and keep it in the ref. Reheat once you get to the picnic site.

April 2011 | By Melanie Jimenez
Stovetop Beans with Bacon Bits
Print Recipe
user rating
Rate this Recipe Bookmark Recipe

at a glance

Main Ingredient



Side Dishes

Preparation Time


Date Published

April 2011

You can make this dish ahead and keep it in the refrigerator. Reheat once you get to the picnic site. Serve with Barbecued Chicken and steamed corn with butter.  

Serves 3 to 4  Prep Time 10 minutes  Cooking Time 15 to 20 minutes

4 slices bacon
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
3 (230-gram) cans pork and beans
1/3  cup store-bought barbecue sauce

1  In a medium saucepan, fry the bacon over medium heat until it renders the fat and becomes crisp. Set aside.

In the same pan, add bell peppers and onions; cook until tender.

Add pork and beans and barbecue sauce. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Let sauce thicken and reduce.

Chop the crisp bacon finely. Top the beans with the bacon bits and serve hot.


    Recipe of the Day

    Summer Fruit Salad
    You can’t go wrong with fresh fruits—they’re full of antioxidants and teeming with flavor, fiber, and sweetness.
    View Recipe »


    What is your go-to healthy food item?

    Get a copy of our