Baked Bean Town Crackers

Sweet and tangy baked beans topped with bacon make a great Boston inspired cracker topping.

Baked Bean Town Crackers

About This Recipe

Yield:makes about 30 crackers
Active time:25 minutes
Total time:55 minutes
This recipe appears in: Serious Entertaining: NFL Team-Themed Platters (Crackers and Toppings)


  • 2 pieces bacon
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worchestire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • crackers, such as Ritz


  1. 1

    Line a plate with paper towels. Heat a large, high sided saute pan over medium high heat.

  2. 2

    Add bacon and cook until crispy. Remove bacon from pan and place on paper towel lined plate.

  3. 3

    Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from pan.

  4. 4

    Add onions to pan and saute until soft, about 8 minutes.

  5. 5

    In a small bowl, whisk together molasses, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.

  6. 6

    When onions are cooked, add beans to pan. Stir in sauce.

  7. 7

    Reduce heat to medium low and cook beans until sauce has reduced and thickened, about 25 minutes.

  8. 8

    Cut bacon into thin vertical strips. Use a slotted spoon to top each cracker with beans. Garnish with a stip of bacon.

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