Best Ever Ozark Baked Beans

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

This recipe comes from a lot of testing for just the right flavor. Contains sweet pickle relish! It really adds to the taste. It's an old family favorite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Spray casserole dish lightly with cooking oil.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine beans, 1/2 cup catsup, mustard, bouillon, relish, onion, green pepper and brown sugar/molasses.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add black pepper and Tabasco sauce to taste.
  6. Pour into casserole and top with remaining ketchup and bacon slices.
  7. Cover and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Remove foil and increase oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Bake an additional 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is a fabulous recipe! I had never made baked beans before (really any bean dish), but thought I would give this one a try. After one false start in preparing dried beans, I made this recipe starting with dried kidney beans. This was truly one of the best dishes I've tasted, let along made. The flavor was delicious. I omitted the bacon and will probably do so again, but I don't think it diminished the taste. This is a recipe you truly have to taste to really understand ~ words can't do it justice! Thanks for posting!

SGpratt January 23, 2009

I made some red kidney beans, then added the rest of the ingredients and let me tell ya, they went over really good with our favorite grilled hot dogs and coleslaw. Great flavors if you like sweet beans. Really yummy to us!

JuJuBeJen September 25, 2008

Now here's a recipe for great tasting baked beans, & what drew me to it more than anything else was the inclusion of 'sweet pickle relish!' I don't usually include bacon in my beans, but followed the recipe faithfully, & was very happy with the result! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Sydney Mike April 11, 2007