Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is my favorite baked bean recipe. Sweet, smoky, tangy, and full of flavor. Plus the contrast in colors of the beans make the dish look interesting. Always a big hit at picnics or potlucks. The original recipe was called "Five Dollar Beans" but it called for a lot of extra ingredients. It had a wonderful flavor, adults loved it, but the kids thought that it looked "weird". So I adapted the recipe for picky eaters and I actually like it much better this way. It was my daughter's idea to rename this dish "Three Dollar Beans".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Brown bacon until crisp then drain on paper towels.
  3. Cook onions in bacon drippings until translucent.
  4. Drain any excess fat from pan.
  5. Add beans, catsup, barbecue sauce, sugars and bacon to pan.
  6. Stir and pour into a baking pan.
  7. Bake for 1 hour.


Most Helpful

Although I almost always make baked beans without any meat, I made an exception here, 'cause I wanted to get the full flavor that was intended! Not a disappointment, either, 'cause THESE BEANS ARE GREAT! Another time I might use molasses instead of the BBQ sauce, but again, I tell you, THESE BEANS ARE GREAT! Thanks, much, for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed as part of my And-a THREE theme in My-3-Chefs]

Sydney Mike November 21, 2008

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