Cheddar bean bake: A simple summer recipe from 1973

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Summer baked bean recipes from the 1970s

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Simple summer recipes: Cook ’em right on the grill

Beans: One of America’s great simple pleasures.

Cheddar bean bake recipe


1 tbsp butter or margarine
2 tbsp chopped onion
1 16-oz. can Van Camp’s Pork & Beans
1 tbsp Stokely Chili Sauce
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Melt butter or margarine in saucepan. Add onion and cook until transparent. Stir in pork and beans and chili sauce. Transfer to casserole dish and simmer thoroughly on grill. Add cheese and cover until melted.

Serves 4 to 6

ALSO SEE: Ann Page zesty baked beans & barbecue beans recipes (1955)

Cheddar bean bake recipe

Bonus recipe: Sunshine Beans recipe


1 16-oz. can Van Camp’s Pork & Beans
1 tsp grated orange rind
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Stokely’s Catsup


Combine pork and beans, orange rind, brown sugar and catsup in saucepan. Simmer gently for 20 minutes. Place in individual casserole dishes. Heat to serving temperature on grill. Garnish with orange slices.

Serves 4 to 6

ALSO SEE: 4 ways to enjoy franks and beans (1961)

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