Easy Baked Beans (Tastes Like You Slaved for Hours)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

Great baked bean--tastes like you made them from strach, but no one will know--if you don't tell them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the pan of bacon; remove the bacon and set aside.
  2. Keep 3 tablespoons of the bacon grease in the pan and sauté the onion until soft. Add garlic and sauté 2 minutes more. Cook beans in pot until well heated.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the beans, including the bacon grease, onion and garlic mixture.
  4. Blend well.
  5. Pour into 21/2 quart baking dish, or bean pot.
  6. Add the bacon strips to the top. Place in oven and bake at 450°F for 30 to 40 minutes. If the beans look like they have to much liquid, it is okay--it will thicken as it sits.


Most Helpful

I made this today and they are excellent! I had the recipe scaled down for 4 cooked them as per recipe for 8, they were wonderful. Tastes as tho you really cooked these for hours, great recipe and simple to boot. I also used very cheap generic brand and you would never know I didn;t use the best brand available.Fabulous!

Glittergirl March 26, 2003

I have made this recipe a few times with some modifications, once because I had gotten collards in my CSA basket and wanted to make a Southern meal and once for a brunch (because brunch should always come with beans and cornbread).

These were my modifications: First, I followed other reviewers' advice and cut back on the sugar. Second, I am a vegetarian, so I used a generous amount of liquid smoke instead of bacon. Also, because I am a vegetarian, I used beans in tomato sauce (no pork).

This recipe is truly delicious and simple. I have a friend that has been begging me to make more since the time she first tried it 6 months ago. Yum! I'm planning on making two batches this weekend - one for the a potluck brunch and one to bring to a friend's Superbowl party.

alisonbeck February 04, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. However, we tweaked to our tastes; we don't like our food really sweet so we cut the brown sugar in 1/2 & for us it was the perfect balance of tart/sweet. Cut back bacon also; chopped & mixed in with everything. I didn't have 16 oz cans of beans but found it ok to add 2x14 oz in place of 1x16 oz; plenty of flavour from the sugar mixture still. Thanks for sharing!

Mustang Sally 54269 April 06, 2009

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