Looking for the best homemade baked beans recipe? This is it! A handful of ingredients plus a half hour in the oven equals the yummiest, most crowd-pleasing baked beans from scratch!
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I’ll admit it. I’ve never made homemade baked beans. Like, ever.
I have no problem opening up a can of Bush’s Baked Beans—with bacon, of course—at family get-togethers. But once I tried my friend’s homemade recipe, I knew family get-togethers would never be the same.
For some reason, I never learned how to make homemade baked beans because I thought it was way more involved. Like hours and hours of work, especially if the recipe involved cooking up a batch of bacon.
Guess what? Whipping up a batch of baked beans isn’t much more difficult than opening a can of Bush’s Baked Beans, especially if your safety can opener needs a little sharpening.
Anyone else have to go around their cans at least two or three times??
But making baked beans from scratch is way easier than I thought. All it takes is a little sauteeing of some bacon and onion, a little combining of simple ingredients, and some quality time in the oven.
And before you know it, you have an entire pan of one of the most delicious side dishes ever!
Here’s a breakdown.
How to make baked beans with bacon
- Preheat oven.
- Saute bacon and onion until bacon is cooked and onions are transparent.
- Sample some of the cooked bacon.
- Combine sauteed bacon and onion with a few more ingredients.
- Pour into a baking dish.
If you need something to pair with this recipe, try these spicy BLT bacon-wrapped hot dogs, corned beef and cheddar burgers, or Cajun-style burgers. You may also want to throw in some shrimp pasta salad or even better, cherry pie salad.
Granted, cherry pie salad is more dessert than salad, but that’s what makes it so dang good.
Printable recipe for homemade baked beans below. Enjoy!
- 6 slices bacon, chopped
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- 1 (19.75-oz) can Campbell’s Pork & Beans
- 2 T ketchup
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 T vinegar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Saute bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is cooked and onions are translucent.
- Combine bacon and onion with remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish.
- Bake 30-45 minutes. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 147 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 435mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 15g Protein: 5g