Baked Beans

As promised I am sharing my baked bean recipe that we served with our early Father’s Day dinner last week.

This recipe came from my husband’s Aunt Dawn and has been a family favorite.

One of the tricks of wonderful baked beans is baking them for a long time.  These beans bake for 3 hours so be sure and plan ahead.

Baked beans are a frequent menu item at our house during the summer – a great side dish for all those fun barbecues you  have during the summer.

The recipe calls for baking it with the lid off .  I like to bake it with the lid on.  The beans don’t get quite as thick with the lid on and I prefer them a little runnier.

This is what it looks like before it goes into the oven.

Baked  Beans

And here it is when it comes out – 3 hours later.

Baked Beans

Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • 2 large can pork and beans/baked beans (28 oz. cans)
  • 1/2 lb. chopped bacon (uncooked)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 bottle ketchup (24 oz.)
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 green pepper, cut into rings

Instructions

  • Stir and combine first six ingredients
  • Then place green pepper rings on top
  • Bake 350 degrees for 3 hours uncovered (I cover)

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Kathy Perrins says

    This is the same recipe I have and I LOVE it. I CRAVE it!!!! I love baked beans, but they have to be good. I was looking several pots of baked bean at at family reunion years ago and I was thinking “I wish some one would tell me which one over these is good”. Just then my husband’s cousin came up behind my and pointed to her baked beans and said “These are the best Baked Beans”. I asked for her recipe and it is the only one I ever make. I LOVE it!!!!

  2. Belinda Farmer says

    Could you clarify for me if it would be 24 oz of ketchup you would use or 1/2 of a 24 oz bottle. It looks wonderful and I would love to make these soon. Just to let you know I came upon your website a couple months ago and have been inspired since. Thank you so much for the effort you put into your site to inspire those of us you do not even know.

  3. says

    Mmm. These look delicious. This post reminds me that I was supposed to be soaking beans for dinner tonight…oops! For a $ saving tip, I make my baked beans in the slow cooker. They bake up beautifully and save quite a bit when compared with keeping the oven on for such a long time. For a twist, try adding some Chinese chili paste and fresh ginger to the recipe. It really takes the flavor to new heights.

    • says

      I have never cooked them in a crockpot before but I would put them on low for 4-5 hours or high for 2-3 hours probably. Just watch them and don’t let them get too thick.

  4. says

    So as soon as your raspberry-blueberry cobblers come out of the oven (in about five minutes, I’d say) the baked beans are going in–yay! All I have to do tomorrow before the picnic is decide what to wear, warm the beans and remember the whipped cream for the cobblers. The baked beans are very similar to my family’s recipe but going to be much better I’m sure.

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