The BEST Baked Beans

The BEST Baked Beans. Loaded with bacon, onion, garlic and molasses. The perfect side dish for barbecues, picnics or for Fourth of July!

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These Baked Beans are AMAZING! They are a perfect side dish for cookouts, barbecues and for Fourth of July! These baked beans are the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, smokey with a little hint of spice!

This dish can be made two ways: in the oven or on the stove top. Both ways are super easy and are ready in less than an hour.

You can easily double this recipe to make enough for a crowd! I like to keep them warm in the oven at 200 degrees or in a slow cooker on warm.

Ingredients

  • Cans of Pork and Beans
  • Bacon
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ketchup
  • Molasses
  • Red Wine
  • Brown Sugar
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Chili Powder

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Baking Method

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon and set aside. Leave the bacon grease in the pan. Crumble bacon once it has cooled. Meanwhile add onion and garlic to the same pan and saute until tender. Next stir in ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, red wine and chili powder. Stir in the cooked bacon. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes to an hour or until warmed through. Keep in the oven at 200 degrees to stay warm until you are ready to serve.

Stove top Method

  • Cook bacon in a large pot until fully cooked and crispy. Remove from the pan but leave the bacon fat in the pan. Crumble bacon once it has cooled. Meanwhile add onion and garlic to the same pan and saute until tender. Next stir in ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, red wine and chili powder. Stir in the cooked bacon. Simmer for 30-35 minutes covered, stirring occasionally.

Can you make Baked Beans in a Slow Cooker?

Yes! Simply cook the bacon separately than add it to the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Leave on warm setting until you are ready to serve!

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What to serve with The BEST Baked Beans

Serve these Baked Beans with my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwich! They also go great with pasta salad for barbecues or homemade cornbread!

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The BEST Baked Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4
The BEST Baked Beans. The perfect side dish for barbecues, picnics or for Fourth of July!

Ingredients

  • 2 11 ounce cans pork and beans
  • 4-6 slices bacon
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder or more to taste

Instructions

Baking Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a dutch oven or a large oven safe pot cook bacon until fully cooked and crispy. Remove from the pan but leave the oil in the pan. Crumble bacon once it has cooled.
  3. Add in onion and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Stir in cooked bacon, beans, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire, red wine and chili powder.

  6. Cover and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Stir occasionally.

Stove top Method

  1. Cook bacon in a large pot until fully cooked and crispy. Remove from the pan but leave the oil in the pan. Crumble bacon once it has cooled.
  2. Add in onion and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Stir in cooked bacon, beans, ketchup, molases, brown sugar, worcestershire, red wine and chili powder.
  5. Simmer for 30-35 minutes covered, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
The BEST Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 976mg42%
Potassium 800mg23%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 114IU2%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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