Dan's Favorite Baked Beans

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is a very old recipe given to me by my mother-in-law. My husband loves these beans and requests them often. If you have an occasion coming up, give them a try! You won't be disappointed!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (1587.57 g) can pork and beans, drained plus
  • 396.89 g can pork and beans, drained (70 ounces total)
  • 236.59 ml brown sugar
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely, sauteed in bacon fat
  • 1 green pepper, chopped finely, sauteed in bacon fat
  • 236.59 ml Dark Karo syrup
  • 59.14 ml prepared mustard
  • 226.79 g can tomato sauce
  • 44.37 ml ketchup
  • 120.48 g can deviled ham (optional)
  • pepper
  • 8 slice bacon


  1. Combine all ingredients except bacon.
  2. Lay bacon across the top.
  3. Bake at 325°F for 2 hours.
Most Helpful

5 5

Well, I can see why they're Dan's favorite! I love baked beans, and this is the easiest recipe I've ever seen for them. And they are definitly the best! They have a wonderful flavor, a mix of sweet and spicy. Bev, this will be the only way I make my baked beans from now on!! Thanks!! :-)

5 5

Made this for Zaar Cookathon week and our early July 4th celebration. For me, making baked beans usually involves just opening a can of pork and beans and heating them up. No more. These were so delicious. The perfect sweet/tangy sauce with the flavor of bacon putting it over the top. A lovely addition to our BBQ and it got raves from all my guests. Thanks bunches.

5 5

Anyone that doesn't like these beans doesn't know beans. Warning, they are sweet but the flavors blend smoothly. Packed with flavor they are juicy so you may need to drain dome juice off before you serve (BUT NOT ALL!). I can see why they are "Dan's Favorite Baked Beans"....this Dan sounds like he really knows beans. He must be smart, witty and good-looking too!