Brown-Sugar Beans Recipe

Brown sugar beans are made with northern beans along with brown sugar. Cooked and baked as a layered preparation with mustard for flavor and topped with bacon slices, the brown sugar beans are sweet and savory and can be spicy meain course meal.


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
MethodMain Ingredient


 Great northern beans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Dark brown sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Dry mustard1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Coarsely ground black pepper To Taste
 Bacon slices6 , quartered

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1032 Calories from Fat 59

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.4%

Saturated Fat 2.4 g11.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 10.3 mg

Sodium 606.3 mg25.3%

Total Carbohydrates 205 g68.5%

Dietary Fiber 37.4 g149.7%

Sugars 94.1 g

Protein 44 g87.5%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 16.7%

Calcium 33.1% Iron 58.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Cook beans to almost-tender stage; reserve liquid.
Layer beans about an inch deep in shallow baking pan or casserole; sprinkle liberally with brown sugar and several pinches mustard.
Add another layer of beans; sprinkle with brown sugar, mustard, good dash of salt, and pepper.
Place bacon randomly over top; add bean liquid until just visible through beans.
Bake in moderate oven about an hour.