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  • 1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pork and beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can light or dark kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

Directions: Remember to Wash Your Hands!

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients in large baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
3. Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes, stirring twice during baking.

Helpful Hints:

Try spicy chili beans instead of pork and beans for a dish with even more zip! Or add cooked ground beef or ham for a main dish kids will gobble up.

Most 15-ounce cans of beans equal about 1 3/4 cups cooked beans. Cooked beans freeze well, so cook up a batch and freeze half of the recipe for later.

Safety Tip:

Remember to wash the top of can lids before opening to remove dirt and germs. Keeping the can opener clean is another important safety tip to teach kids. Germs and bacteria can hide on the blade and could make you sick.

Use dry hot pads or oven mitts when handling anything hot. Keep hot pads handy so kids get in the habit of grabbing them before the hot dish.

Kids' Tool Kit 

  • large baking dish
  • cooking spray
  • can opener
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring cups

It's a good idea to gather all your tools and ingredients before you start a recipe!

Chef's Choice

These will taste great with this recipe

  • Three Bean Bake
  • hamburger
  • peach half
  • low fat milk

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup (147g)
Servings per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 170   Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g

2 %

-  Saturated Fat 0 g

0 %

Cholesterol 5 mg

1 %

Sodium 440 mg

18 %

Total Carbohydrate 34 g

11 %

-  Dietary Fiber 9 g

34 %

-  Sugars 10 g


Protein 8 g


Vitamin A 4 %

Vitamin C 6 %

Calcium 4 %

Iron 8 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.  Your daily values may be higher of lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories - 



Total Fat




Saturated Fat












Total Carbohydrate




Dietary Fiber




Calories per gram:
Fat 9 - Carbohydrate 4 - Protein 4


Information provided by K-State Research & Extension Family Nutrition Program
and funded by Kansas Department for Children and Families
and USDA. Food and Nutrition Services