These truly, this is the best baked beans recipe. They are one of my most requested recipes at our neighborhood potlucks!
Why You’ll Love This Dish!
This recipe came from my husband’s Aunt Dawn and has been a family favorite for decades! If you have a BBQ potluck planned for the holiday weekend this is the perfect thing to make! What makes these baked beans so special? A lot of things, including brown sugar, bacon, onion, and ketchup and a long low cooking time which allow the flavors to really come together and deepn..
- Pork and Beans. This comes in a can and doesn’t have additional brown sugar or other seasoning added in. I always use canned beans.
- Yellow Onion
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Brown Sugar
- Green Pepper
- Tip #1
- My best tip is too cook them long, like 3 hours long. Use a heavy pot such a Dutch oven with a lid. Bake for the first 2 hours with a lid and then the last hour without so they thicken up. If they are thickening too much put the lid back on.
How to Make Baked Beans
- Place all the ingredients into a large, heavy pan. Do not drain the beans.
- Stir to combine.
- After mixing all the ingredients together place sliced green pepper rings on top.
- Bake for 3 hours at 350 degrees F. I leave the lid on for the first two hours and then take it off the last hour. They will thicken up that last hour. If you prefer your beans runnier leave the lid on the whole baking time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make these in the slow cooker?
This recipe works well in the slow cooker. Put all the ingredients into the slow cooker except for the green pepper. Place green pepper on top of beans. Cook on low for 3 hours and then remove the lid and allow to cook for an additional hour. This will help thicken up the liquid.
How do I store and reheat leftover baked beans?
Place leftover beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. I think they taste better the second day! They can also be frozen in a freezer container for up to 2 months.
To reheat: place in a saucepan on the top of the stove, or a baking dish in the oven. You can also microwave them.Refrigerate leftover beans in an airtight container for up to 4 days. They taste even better the next day! You can freeze t
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- 2 28 oz. pork and beans or baked beans
- 1/2 lb. chopped bacon uncooked
- 1 onion chopped
- 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 green pepper cut into rings
- Stir and combine first six ingredients
- Then place green pepper rings on top
- Bake 350 degrees for 3 hours uncovered (I cover)