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Valdeans Beans

Valdeans Beans are a classic in our family. You’ll need 6 cans worth of beans. This could be lima beans, garbanzo beans, black beans, adzuki beans, white beans, baked beans. You name it, you can use it! So use up what you’ve got in your pantry for dried beans and cans of beans. It’ll be perfect. You can even make Valdeans Beans in the Instant Pot!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 quarts
Calories: 250kcal


  • 1 pound bacon/jowl/hock
  • 2 onions, diced or 1/4 c dried onion flakes (I’ve got an onion hating husband but he doesn’t mind dried onion)
  • 3 cups baked beans, or 2 cans, substitute equal amount white beans with 1 can tomato paste and 2 tbsp additional honey
  • 3 cups cooked kidney beans, or 2 cans
  • 3 cups cooked lima beans, or 2 cans
  • 3 cups green beans, or 2 cans
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vinegar, your choice what type, any is delicious
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • If using bacon, dice and fry until crisp. Stir all the ingredients together in either a dutch oven, crockpot or saucepot.

Dutch Oven

  • Put lid on and bake at 350F for 1 hour.


  • Turn on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6.


  • Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 30 minutes.

Instant Pot

  • Saute the bacon on the sauce function. Add the remainder of the ingredients and cook on manual for 10 minutes.
  • Now serve up those delicious beans and dig in!