Carla's Best-Ever Baked Beans

"This is the only way I make my baked beans, and now it's the only way everyone that has ever eaten them makes their baked beans. I can't believe a similar recipe wasn't already published! Everyone loves these, and they are SOOO easy. Intead of a fresh chopped onion and green bell pepper, I use a frozen chopped red, green and yellow bell pepper and onion blend. I couldn't get it to recognize that igredient, so I just wrote 1 pepper and 1 onion... I keep the bell pepper and onion blend in my freezer at all times, and use them in a lot of dishes."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Brown hamburger.
  • Stir in onions and peppers, and cook until soft.
  • Mix in remaining ingredients.
  • Pour into baking dish and bake at 300 F for 1 hour.

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  1. My friend makes baked beans this way and after trying this, I asked for the recipe. It is very good, a change from the traditional bacon that many baked bean recipes call for. The combination of the sweet with the peppers and onions make this a wonderful side dish. Thank you for sharing.
  2. I got this recipe from Carla several years ago, and it's the only one I make. These baked beans are great. Go ahead and get the frozen veggie mix if you can; it makes this recipe super fast and easy.


Hello! My name is Carla. I have 5 kids ages 10 and under. I love to cook, sing, paint, bicycle, and play piano. It's hard to squeeze in that many activities anymore though, but I still manage. I grew up in Alabama and learned to cook everything southern. I spent a lot of my childhood and all of my adult life in Colorado, the healtiest state in the nation. I've become a health and fitness fanatic. I'ts a real trick to balance healthy eating and southern cooking. I've learned to make a lot of modifications to make those southern dishes work for us though.
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