Best Baked Beans


Make baked beans from scratch with this delicious baked beans recipe! Crumble bacon on top for a sweet and savory side dish your entire family will love

Best Baked Beans
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins


  • 6 slices bacon

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 15-16 ounce can butter beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 15-16 ounce can pork and beans in tomato sauce

  • 1 15-16 ounce can kidney or pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 12-inch skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon and set aside. Add onion to reserved drippings; cook and stir over medium heat about 4 minutes or until tender.

  2. In a 2-quart casserole combine butter beans, pork and beans in tomato sauce, kidney beans, brown sugar, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in bacon and onion mixture.

  3. Bake, covered, about 45 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.

Slow Cooker:

Double recipe ingredients. Prepare bacon and onion as directed. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker combine beans, brown sugar, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in bacon and onion mixture. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare mixture through Step 2. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Bake, covered, for 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.

Kielbasa and Mustard Baked Beans:

Stir 1/2 cup chopped cooked kielbasa and 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard into the beans before baking.

Barbecue Baked Beans:

Substitute bottled barbecue sauce for the ketchup.

Salsa Baked Beans:

Substitute black beans for the kidney beans and substitute salsa for the ketchup. Top with 1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla or corn chips before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
6g Fat
43g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 809mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Protein 12g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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