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Homestyle Take-along Pork and Beans

For a pot-luck dinner or a picnic, this simple baked bean recipe is sure to impress with Musselman’s Apple Butter.

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  • 8 slices bacon, halved
  • 1 onion, medium, cut into small dice
  • ½ green pepper, medium, cut into small dice
  • 3 28-ounce cans pork and beans
  • ¾ cup MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Step 1
    Preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. Step 2
    In a Dutch oven (or large sauce pot) fry bacon until it has partially cooked and released about 1/4 cup drippings. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels.

  3. Step 3
    Add onions and peppers to drippings and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.

  4. Step 4
    Add canned beans, apple butter, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce, and bring to a simmer.

  5. Step 5
    Top with bacon, then bake until beans are bubbly and sauce is the consistency of pancake syrup, about 2 hours. (If using a large sauce pot, transfer beans to a 4-quart casserole dish to bake.)

What others are saying about this recipe

  1. Allan says:

    I like your fresh recipes

  2. Connie Harralson says:

    This recipe sounds good and easy and I can’t wait to try it

  3. Mary Elledge says:

    This sounds delicious. More recipes please. Thank you

  4. CAROL EVERETT says:


  5. Mary Taylor says:

    What kind or brand of beans did u use because some already have stuff in them

    1. Musselman's says:

      This recipe is actually “doctoring” standard canned pork and beans with additional texture and flavor. There are many brands and private brands available, so just choose the one you like.

  6. Wilma says:

    That looks so good

  7. Dale Pewitt says:

    Love it.

  8. Yolanda says:

    Can hardly wait to receive recipes made with your applesauce and apple butter. Love Musselmans!!

  9. Jeannie ives says:


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