This tasty side dish is seriously the BEST baked beans recipe. Delicious homemade baked beans are seasoned with brown sugar, garlic, ketchup, onion, bell pepper, and more. It’s the perfect flavor combination and one we always enjoy making.
This baked beans recipe is one that our family has made for EVER. I remember eating these when I was visiting my aunt and uncle decades ago. It’s a tried and true recipe and one that has been passed down for years. If you’re looking to take your baked bean expertise up a notch, you’re going to love this!
These beans are perfect when made. We use pork and beans, onion, bell pepper, ketchup, brown sugar, and a little minced garlic. It’s the perfect flavor combination and one that never gets old. Not only that, but it gets gobbled up super fast!
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED?
- Pork and beans
- Brown sugar
- Minced garlic
- Bell pepper
I don’t use dried beans in this recipe because let’s face it, I ain’t got time for that. 🙂 Baked beans from scratch would be a little extra time consuming, and I am all about saving time. I do pre purchase a large container of pork and beans. Once you have those in hand, it’s as simple as mixing everything up and baking.
I don’t add syrup or bacon in this recipe because I love the flavors the way they are. If you are looking to sweeten this recipe up, and in a little maple syrup. You can also add in your favorite bbq sauce. I have picky little ones so I try to keep things as simple as possible.
You can also add crumbled bacon to this recipe. I’ve had it both ways and both are good. If you are going to add bacon, cook the bacon about halfway before adding it to the beans in the casserole dish. Let the oven cook the bacon the rest of the way.
Want to give this recipe a smokey, grilled flavor? Add in a little liquid smoke to this recipe and you will love the way it tastes. If I am making this baked beans recipe and serving a smoked brisket, I will take a little of the brisket and add it to the beans. It’s so good, and something you definitely have to try.
HOW TO MAKE BAKED BEANS
Heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add the pork and beans to a large bowl.
Add the brown sugar, ketchup, minced garlic, onion, and bell pepper. Stir well.
Pour the baked beans into a 9×13 prepared casserole dish.
Bake for 1 ¼th -1 ½ hours or until the liquid has cooked off and the beans are cooked.
Allow the beans to rest for a few minutes before serving.
BAKED BEANS FAQs
Can I make baked beans in the slow cooker?
YES. Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
How do I store baked beans?
You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
I love to serve this recipe at least a couple of times per month. Here are a few of my favorite recipes to serve with these baked beans:
- BBQ Chicken
- Smashed Potatoes
- Any barbecue and grilled foods.
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Best Baked Beans Recipe
- 54 oz pork and beans
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1/2 cup bell pepper chopped
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- Heat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium bowl combine beans, onion, garlic, bell pepper, brown sugar, and ketchup. Mix well.
- Pour bean mixture into a casserole dish. Bake for 1 hour to 1 and a half hours.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.
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