Best Baked Beans – Recipe of the Day

Baked Beans is a hearty winter dish that will warm everyone nicely after coming in from the cold weather. The beans are delicious as a side dish with ribs as shown in the photo. Or – serve with fried eggs or as a stand-alone main dish with hot buttered corn bread and a crisp green salad.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound center-cut thick bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard
  • 1 can (15 oz) dark kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz) butter beans, drained
  • 1 can (30 oz) pork and beans, undrained


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Sauté onion in olive oil over medium high heat until it starts to soften.
  3. Add 1 pound center-cut bacon and cook until crispy.
  4. Remove bacon and onions from pan with a slotted spoon and place on folded paper towels.
  5. Blot with extra paper towels to remove as excess fat.
  6. Combine ketchup, sugar, brown sugar, white vinegar and mustard in a large oven-proof dish.
  7. Add drained kidney and butter beans along with un-drained pork and beans.
  8. Add bacon and onions to bean mixture. Stir well to combine.
  9. Bake uncovered for ~45 minutes – until hot and bubbly.

NOTE: If prepared in advance and refrigerated before cooking, the baking time will be extended.


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