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Old Fashioned Baked Beans

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These Old Fashioned Baked Beans will become a staple at your summer BBQs!

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

There are 2 things to learn in today’s post:

  1. Certain dishes need to be homemade. You just will not get the same result opening a can.
  2. Bacon. Just add it. It makes everything taste better.

As I’ve gotten older and our schedules have gotten busier, there are some things that just aren’t worth the time, expense or effort to make homemade.

I promise you. I am not one of those people who will scoff at you if your kids’ birthday cake is from the grocery store or you used a box mix for pasta salad.

I’ve been there, and I’m probably there right with you at that moment. With certain dishes.

Baked Beans the Old Fashioned Way

But baked beans?? Nope. You’ll never convince me that they’re just as good from a can or even from the deli. You just cannot get the same consistency and flavor!

And, honestly, it’s so super easy to make baked beans that I can’t imagine why someone wouldn’t. It’s the ultimate dump and pour kind of recipe, and I’ve gotten to the point that my I usually just have my preteen make them for me!

Although, we’ve made this recipe 3 times in the last 2 weeks and even she has gone on strike. But it’s such a good recipe and gets rave reviews everywhere I take it.

I’ve been using this recipe for about 15 years now, and while I’ve tried a few others along the way… I always come back to this one. Simple, delicious and your house smells amazing!

Homemade Baked Beans

Old Fashioned Baked Beans

  • 2 28- oz. cans pork and beans (drained)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ketchup, barbeque sauce, brown sugar, mustard, worcestershire sauce, garlic and pepper and mix well.
  3. Add your chopped onion and beans. Mix until completely combined and then pour into a 13×9 pan.
  4. Cut your bacon into 1″ pieces and place on top of beans.
  5. Bake for 1 hr. or until bacon is crispy and cooked through. Depending on the thickness of your bacon, you may have to leave in for 1 hr. 15 min.

Old Fashioned Homemade Baked Beans

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