Baked Beans with Ham

These tangy-sweet baked beans have big chunks of smoky ham for a satisfying main course.

Baked Beans with Ham
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
23 mins
Total Time:
33 mins


  • 2 teaspoon canola oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 12 ounce slab smoked Virginia ham, cut in 1/4-inch cubes

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 15 ounce can low-sodium navy beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½ 28 ounce can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes (1-1/2 cups)

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup unsulfured molasses*

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 recipe Green Apple-Cabbage Slaw, recipe below

Green Apple-Cabbage Slaw

  • 5 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 4 teaspoon canola oil

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 small head red cabbage (1 lb.), leaves cut in 1-inch pieces

  • 1 large green apple (about 8 oz.), halved, cored, and sliced

  • 3 scallions (white and green parts), chopped (about 1/2 cup)


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook 5 minutes or until softened and translucent. Add the ham and garlic. Cook 3 minutes more. Stir in beans, crushed tomatoes, water, molasses, mustard, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until about half of the liquid is absorbed. Serve with Green Apple-Cabbage Slaw. Makes 4 servings.

Green Apple-Cabbage Slaw

  1. In screw-top jar combine red wine vinegar, water, sugar, canola oil, Dijon-style mustard, salt, and black pepper; shake to combine. In large bowl combine red cabbage, green apple, and scallions; add dressing. Toss to combine. Serve with Baked Beans with Ham.


Unsulphured refers to molasses that is processed without sulphur. It is typically lighter, with a purer sugar cane flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

335 Calories
5g Fat
55g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 1174mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 16.5mg 83%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 661mg 14%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.