I have been serving this recipe to my extended family every Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter for over 20 years. It is always a big hit but I have never told the children that there are lima beans in it! This is especially good with a baked ham or spareribs, and is easily doubled. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a medium baking dish, mix kidney beans, pinto beans, lima beans, great northern beans, chili sauce, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and molasses. Top with bacon.

  • Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until thick and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

165.8 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 27g 9% DV; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterol 4.8mg 2% DV; sodium 403.2mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2003
This recipe has great flavor - the chili sauce really perks it up. Sadly though it was a bit too dry. I also enjoy the various beans each having a different consistancy even the lima beans were good (and I don't eat limas). Overall it was a good change from the usual baked bean recipes. A great way to add legume nutrition to the dinner table. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2007
Didn't love this recipe. The mixture of beans was quite interesting and good...but the flavor of the sauce seemed to be lacking. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/19/2003
This recipe has great flavor - the chili sauce really perks it up. Sadly though it was a bit too dry. I also enjoy the various beans each having a different consistancy even the lima beans were good (and I don't eat limas). Overall it was a good change from the usual baked bean recipes. A great way to add legume nutrition to the dinner table. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2003
I use this recipe all the time when I want a quick side dish. To speed things up I put it in the microwave until nice and hot then put in the oven. Cuts the baking time in 1/2. I don't use as much chili sauce as it says and I still get a nice spicy baked bean dish. Last time I added some ham and a little liquid smoke. YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2003
I love this recipe. Not only is it quick & easy but the chili sauce gives the beans a great taste. They are not to spicy nor are they too sweet. Just perfect. One thing I do differently is I dice the bacon & fry it first then mix it into the beans. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
I have served this dish repeatedly at cattle events and have gotten rave reviews! These are what beans are meant to be. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2004
I am personally not too fond of baked beans but I decided to make these anyway. They turned out okay for me but my husband and kids loved them. There weren't any left overs at all. Any time I make something with beans in it and the kids and hubby eat it all it gets five stars from me. It was very simple to make and will definitely make again soon. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2004
These are a wonderful alternative to the usual baked beans. I use Thai chili sauce and cut it to six ounces. Mine are quit spicey and my guests love them. I also dice the bacon but I don't fry it first as some do. Be sure to drain the beans completely or they will be too moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2010
At first I was going to give it a 4 because I baked mine for less time than the recipe says but it came out dry. I added liquid (water) and stirred it. The taste however is delicious and deserves a 5. I've made this kind of beans many times and have never thought to add chili sauce. Knowing to bake for less time than it says though is really a plus so I'm rating it a 5! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2009
Great baked beans recipe. No need to buy the canned stuff anymore! I substituted maple syrup for the molasses and added an extra spoon of brown sugar. I also omitted the bacon. Still yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
This is now my standard and oft-requested bake bean recipe. I tend to play with it a bit. I rarely keep chili sauce in the house so I use ketchup and a spoonful of relish instead. I usually add some BBQ sauce if I have some as well as some minced onion. The bacon is what makes it really great. I usually cook some ahead of time which I crumble and toss in. Oh and I always make this in the crockpot! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2007
Didn't love this recipe. The mixture of beans was quite interesting and good...but the flavor of the sauce seemed to be lacking. Read More
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