Piney’s Sweet and Sour Beans – a family favorite

Piney’s Sweet and Sour Beans

This recipe was given to me when I got married in 1980.  Edie Swart was my second mom for most of my life.  Edie’s husband was my mother’s business partner.  This bean recipe was much loved whenever it was made.  Last week, a friend asked about bean dishes and I remembered this one. Mom made it for lots of summer gatherings and other family events over the years.  Let me know how you like it.  Happy almost Labor Day Weekend! 

sweet and sour bean recipe

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 lg onions
  • 1/2 – 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c. viegar
  • 2 can lima beans
  • 1 can green beans – drained
  • 1 dark red kidney beans
  • 1 – 1 lb. 13 ou size of canned baked beans

  1. Brown Bacon, remove from pan.
  2. Brown onions in the bacon fat.  Mix other liquids and spices in this mixture.
  3. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Combine the beans in a baking dish.  Pour the liquid onion spice mixture into the beans.  Add the bacon (torn into pieces).
  5. Bake in 350 oven for 1 hour.