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Recipes for Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

Baked Beans

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who may need additional calories to meet their nutritional needs.

This protein-packed side dish is perfect for a holiday barbecue.

Prep time: 2 hours, 20 minutes (including cooking time)


  • ¼ cup onion, chopped finely
  • ½ cup green pepper, chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ½ tsp. dry mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 16 oz. canned pork and beans


  • oven (you’ll need help from your adult assistant)
  • 1½-quart baking dish
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • mixing spoon


  1. Combine all ingredients in the baking dish. Do not drain beans.
  2. Bake uncovered at 325ºF (162ºC) for 2 hours.

Serves: 5

Serving size: ¾ cup

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
378 calories
22 g fat
10 g protein
896 mg sodium
69 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD