"Better Then Bush's" Baked Beans

Total Time
49hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 48 hrs

I'd have to say that this is a labor of love dish, but I give you my word that this recipe is better than Bush's. Enjoy! Oh, and also this recipe is easily doubled. In fact, I think it turns out better when it is.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a very large sauce pan cover the beans and bouillon cubes in 3 inches of water.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover, and let sit for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Drain and pour beans into a 9'x11' pan.
  5. Add the rest over the ingredients, stir, and bake until all the water has evaporated, about 3 hours.
  6. Remove from oven, cover, and let sit overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Add the next 5 cups of water, and bake until all the water has evaporated, about 3 hours.
  9. Serving suggestions: Challah bread, steak, hamburgers.
Most Helpful

Oh my god!!! I can't believe how good these beans were! LOL. I made these for a family get-together when I had the 2 days to make it, and wow, it was so worth it. Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be making it again!

MizEmerilLagasse December 30, 2003

VERY GOOD!! I made a tripple batch for a BBQ-Party! Delicious, Thanks for the recipe. I will definitely use it many more times! I made it in a slow cooker, turned out wonderful! I used a little less brown sugar and chili powder and I put some chili paste in it to give it a little more pep!

shinyhappyrays July 11, 2012

Very frustrated that the amounts of some main ingredients were not specified in the recipe and now I wish I would have left this recipe alone. I used the amount of beans another cook suggested (2 pounds) which I found to be far too many. The beans took hours longer to cook, a lot more water and the flavor wasn't that great. If you decide to add the amount of beans and bacon to use I will try it again, RockinChef. This information seems pretty important and I'm not sure how everyone else got this to turn out so well.

contactjessicaporter November 23, 2010