Root Beer Baked Beans (Southern Living, 2004)

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Recipe by AMyersATX

Easy to transform canned baked beans into amazing baked beans by stirring in root beer and a few other magic ingredients! The 15 minute prep time might make this a family (and cook) favorite!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 bacon, slices
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 (907.18 g) can pork and beans
  • 118.29 ml root beer (not diet)
  • 59.14 ml hickory-smoked barbecue sauce
  • 2.46 ml dry mustard
  • 0.59 ml hot sauce (I use Tabasco)


  1. While raw, chop bacon into small bits. I typically just stack and chop the slices I'm going to use. Place in skillet over medium heat and cook until crisp; remove bacon and drain on paper towel, reserving 2 Tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet.
  2. Saute onion in hot bacon drippings until tender. Stir together bacon, onion, beans and remaining seasonings and place in 1 quart baking dish.
  3. Bake beans, uncovered, at 400F for 55 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

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