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Baked Beans

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This protein-packed side dish is perfect for a holiday barbecue.

Prep time: 2 hours, 20 minutes (including cooking time)


  • ¼ cup onion, chopped finely
  • ½ cup green pepper, chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 16-ounce can of pork and beans


  1. In a 1½-quart baking dish, combine all ingredients. Do not drain beans.
  2. Bake uncovered at 325°F (162°C) for 2 hours.

Serves: 5

Serving size: ¾ cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
378 calories
22 g fat
10 g protein
896 mg sodium
69 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD