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Homemade Baked Beans

    Homemade Baked Beans

    About everyone will find a way to help themselves to a serving of baked beans at your next get-together.

    Baked beans are a staple at every American tailgate, picnic, or picnic. If you need more time to soak and cook dry beans, this recipe will show you how to make a satisfying meal using canned beans instead.


    • 4 bacon slices
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 4 (15-ounce) cans pork and beans in tomato sauce, drain
    • 1/2 cup ketchup
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 1/2 cup sorghum syrup or molasses


    1. Fry the bacon in a pan over medium heat for 4 minutes, then remove it and set aside one teaspoon of the fat.
    2. For 7 minutes, or until soft, sauté onion in heated bacon fat. In a greased 11×7-inch baking dish, combine the pork, onions, beans, and the following five ingredients. Put some bacon on top of the bean mixture.
    3. Cook for 45 minutes at 350°F or until bubbling.
    When cooking, do you use white beans or black beans?

    Either canned or dried navy beans have been utilized traditionally. Prepare some time to boil dried beans if you plan to use them. Second, combine them with the rest of the ingredients.

    What Is the Recommended Cooking Time for Baked Beans?

    Dried beans need advanced preparation since they must be soaked in water for at least six hours, preferably overnight, before they can be used. The beans should be drained after the soaking period has elapsed. Pour water into a casserole dish and sprinkle with some salt. Beans should be added to boiling water before the cooking time is reduced to a simmer for 30–40 minutes.

    You may also use a pressure cooker or an Instant Pot to reduce cooking time. Add 25 minutes of high-pressure cooking time to the water and dry beans. Take the water out and give it a good rinsing with cold water.

    The canned navy beans are a great time saver and are nutritionally similar to the dry variety. However, it may include additional salt. To prepare this dish, open the cans of beans and add them straight to the other ingredients. There is no need to do any further preparation. Nonetheless, remember to discard the salty liquid.

    In what ways do Southern baked beans vary from their Boston counterparts?

    Boston baked beans, and its Southern counterpart relies on bacon for their Smokey taste, ketchup and molasses for their sweetness, and onion for their savory undertones. Some baked bean recipes in the South call for additional molasses or barbecue sauce for sweetness, whereas in Boston, the beans could be sweetened with brown sugar or maple syrup.

    Can I pre-prepare baked beans?

    The beans may be prepared the night before serving. If you want to bake the beans before serving, wait to sprinkle them with bacon. Put beans in an oven and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

    Recipes for Reusing Extra Baked Beans

    We have some baked beans that need to be used up. Serve over pulled pork and slaw on a bun, or make a fast hash-like meal by stirring up leftover chicken (or ground beef or sausage) with cooked rice or another grain. Add to soup to enhance the flavor and texture.

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