Pennsylvania Dutch Baked Beans

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Take these to your next potluck or picnic and watch them disapear!


  1. Fry or microwave bacon until crisp.
  2. Drain and crumble when cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Drain and rinse beans.
  5. Combine beans and the rest of ingredients in a baking dish.
  6. Bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until bubbly.
Most Helpful

This is a recipe that is similar to one I use. I enjoyed the great northern beans in this recipe. The ketchup and brown sugar give the beans a great flavor, but not too sweet. I used hickory smoked bacon, thick cut. The thicker cut of bacon helps keep the bacon from getting lost in the sauce. This dish turned out really, really well. If I were going to experiment, I might add about 1/2 tsp. of liquid smoke just to see if I liked a smokey flavor too. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, Karen!

Miss Annie November 06, 2002

I made the recipe with Farmer John pepper bacon, which was good. If I used regular thick cut in the future, I might add 1/4 t. pepper. I used only 12 oz ketchup, plus 2 oz molasses, a LG yellow onion, and 1/2 lb sugar (half the sugar in the recipe). It was good, but too sweet - I think I will try 1/4 lb sugar in the future, add 1 t. dry mustard, and maybe a spoonful of apple cider vinegar or some citric acid for a bit of tartness with the sweet. Carol

cbwillis January 20, 2005