Ann Landers' Bootlegger Beans

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"I'm putting the bigger can in because I think that's what its supposed to be, it just says can of pork and beans, Rudy said his mother Libbie Wostrel made her pork and beans this way probably after reading Ann Landers"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (497.6 g)
  • Calories 407
  • Total Fat - 18.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 46.8 mg
  • Sodium - 909.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 11.1 g
  • Sugars - 23.7 g
  • Protein - 23.4 g
  • Calcium - 159.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 50.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Dice the bacon and fry in pan.

Step 2

When about 1/2 way done, add the onion.

Step 3

Pour off most of the grease.

Step 4

Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well and cover.

Step 5

Let this simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Step 6

It is better when simmered for 2 hours, even better when baked. it gets thicker as it cools

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Nothing tastes better with ham then beans. Ah ha, we had them for Easter and they were delicious!

review by:
(5 Apr 2021)

Wayne Peters

WOW!!! These baked or fried beans are incredible, full of flavor and will be our go to recipe for good old fashioned comfort food. Loved them!

review by:
(24 Apr 2018)

Kitchen Magic

I love the easy preparation time and these beans taste as good as homemade!

review by:
(13 May 2016)


These are fantastic, what a great way to "Upscale" canned beans!! Both DH and I really enjoyed these.

review by:
(25 Oct 2015)


When you haven't time to make baked beans this is super easy way to go - and it tastes great! I too suspect it is the 28 ounce can so that is what I went with. Perfect for our tastes. Looking forward to adding to our summer cookouts.

review by:
(14 Jun 2015)