Kitty's Baked BBQ and Bacon Beans for a Crowd

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by TheDancingCook

Over the years, these beans have always been requested for any picnic or bbq we've held or have attended. Very easy too. Serves a large crowd but recipe can be scaled down to your liking. Kitty was a co-worker of mine years ago and passed along this recipe before she moved to the south.

Top Review by MarshHen

This is pretty much the same Baked Bean recipe I've been making for years. I use cans of Showboat pork and beans, always taking out the little piece of pork fat...eeew! I drain my beans of the juice, add them to the pan, add yellow mustard, catsup, chopped onion, KC Masterpiece Brown sugar BBQ sauce and dark brown sugar to taste. I then add bacon strips to the top, overlapping each other just a little and I bake it at 350 degrees for a little over an hour, or until the bacon is cooked. It's the combo of the beans, onion, BBQ sauce, sweetness of the brown sugar along with the flavor of the bacon that seeps down into the beans with cooking that make them awesome, lol. Everyone loves them and I've been offered money to make them for others who are having large cookouts.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 (28 ounce) cansbusch's maple cured bacon baked beans
  • 1 (28 ounce) canbusch's country style baked beans
  • 2 (28 ounce) cansbusch's barbecue baked beans
  • 2 (28 ounce) canscampbell's pork and beans
  • 1 lb bacon, raw and chopped into 1/4-1/2 wide squares
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses


  1. Pour all beans into a very large mixing bowl and combine.
  2. In a large roasting pan, layer the beans, sugar, molasses and bacon squares; starting with the beans on the bottom and end with bacon on the top.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees, covered, for 1 1/2 hours; remove lid and bake for an additional 1/2 hour.

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