This is one of those recipes that I tried at a gathering (in this case, a trip back home to meet up with family) and I loved it so much, I had to ask the person who made it (Ruth, obvi) for the recipe. A word of warning, though...the spice on this is going to be a bit more than what you might expect from just bacon, sugar and pepper. Take it a little easy on the pepper the first time you make it, to make sure it's what you want. (Especially before you serve it to your very spice-averse 6-year-old!)

I love traditional baked beans as much as the next man, but the bacon / brown sugar / black pepper beauty of this dish really needs to be tried.

Ruth's Beans'


  • 1 Lg jar of Randall's Great Northern Beans
  • 2-3 T. Parsley
  • 2-3 T. Black Cracked Pepper
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Medium Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 lbs Bacon, fried crisp & crumbled


  • Drain most of the juice from the beans.
  • Mix all ingredients in a 9 x 12 casserole dish.
  • Bake 1 Hour @ 325 degrees.