Best Ever Ozark Baked Beans

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Caroline Cooks

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.

Top Review by SGpratt

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!

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.

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