Recipes and Cooking Five-Bean Bake 3.7 (18) 1 Review A medley of beans and a sweet bacon and brown sugar sauce make this a flavorful comfort dish. Try this baked bean recipe for your next dinner, potluck, or picnic. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process and Sarah Martens Sarah Martens Instagram Sarah Martens is the Senior Editor overseeing food at Better Homes & Gardens digital. She has been with the BHG brand for over 8 years. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on March 12, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe This take on classic baked beans showcases the flavors and textures of five different canned beans. A medley of kidney beans, lima beans, canned pork and beans, garbanzo beans, and butter beans packs this easy side dish with the perfect creamy-yet-firm texture. Canned beans (including ready-made pork and beans) are a speedy shortcut in this baked bean recipe but they'll need just a bit of prep to be ready. Rinsing the beans removes excess salt and liquid from the can. To rinse the beans, open the cans and empty the contents into a colander. Rinse the beans until the water runs clear. Your beans are now ready and you can continue with the recipe as directed. The foundation of this recipe for baked beans is an aromatic mix of chopped onions, garlic, and bacon. Sautéing them together first helps meld their flavors and soften their textures. Continue building flavors with a sweet sauce made from molasses, brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard. The mustard adds the perfect hint of vinegar while Worcestershire sauce adds a strong umami flavor. The sweet and tangy sauce is the perfect complement to a mix of hearty beans. While lima beans, butter beans, and garbanzos may seem strange in baked beans, they add both texture and a unique taste. To customize your side dish, swap in your favorite canned beans. This versatile recipe is easy to adjust with whatever you have on hand. Not a fan of lima beans? Try using pinto or black beans. Don't have garbanzo beans? Swap in cannellini beans or great northern beans. The results will be just as delicious. Easy Canned Pinto Bean Recipes That Will Inspire You to Stock Up on This Pantry Staple Ingredients 1 cup chopped onion (1 large) 6 slices bacon, cut up 1 clove garlic, minced 1 15.5-16 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 15.25-16 ounce can lima beans, rinsed and drained 1 15-16 ounce can pork and beans in tomato sauce 1 15-16 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained 1 15 ounce can butter beans, rinsed and drained ¾ cup ketchup ½ cup molasses ¼ cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Directions Preheat the oven to 375ºF. In a large skillet, cook the onion, bacon, and garlic until the bacon is crisp and onion is tender; drain. Test Kitchen Tip: You can tell the onions are ready when they start to turn translucent and soft. In a large bowl combine the sautéed onion mixture, assorted beans, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well to combine. Transfer the bean mixture to an ungreased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake the beans covered for 1 hour or until bubbly around the edges. The baked beans can be served right away or at room temperature. Test Kitchen Tip: To make this baked bean recipe in a slow cooker, prepare the bean mixture as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Transfer the mixture to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook the beans on the low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on the high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 245 Calories 3g Fat 47g Carbs 10g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 245 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 5mg 2% Sodium 882mg 38% Total Carbohydrate 47g 17% Protein 10g Vitamin C 7.7mg 39% Calcium 101mg 8% Iron 4mg 22% *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.