All-American Barbecued Beans

Categorized as: Side Dishes
Makes 4 servings.


1 slice bacon
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup ketchup
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
⅛ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (15 ½-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained
2 ½ teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 8 packets Equal® sweetener or ⅓ cup Equal® Spoonful™


1. Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces; cook in medium saucepan over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion and cook until bacon is crisp and onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
2. Combine ketchup, vinegar, water, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper; add to bacon mixture. Stir in beans. Reduce heat and simmer, covered until flavors are blended, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in Equal®.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 185
Protein 9g
Carbohyhdrates 36g
Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg
Sodium 491mg

Food Exchanges: 2 Bread, 1 Vegetable

Additional comments:

Microwave Directions: Cut bacon into 1-inch pieces and place in 1 ½-quart microwavable casserole. Cook uncovered at HIGH 1 minute. Add onion and cook at HIGH 2 ½ to 3 minutes, stirring once. Combine ketchup, vinegar, water, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper; add to bacon mixture. Stir in beans and cover with lid or plastic wrap. Cover and cook at HIGH 4 minutes, then cook at medium 8 to 10 minutes or until flavors are blended, stirring twice. Stir in Equal®.

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