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Easy Baked Beans

These Easy Baked Beans are perfect flavors of sweet, savory, with a touch of spice. Semi-homemade baked beans topped with maple coated bacon.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword baked beans recipe, country style baked beans, Southern baked beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 526kcal

Ingredients

Maple Bacon

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated maple sugar

Baked Beans

  • 3 (28-ounce) cans pork and beans
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2-3 tablespoons prepared mustard (stone ground or yellow mustard)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

Maple Bacon

  • Line a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Place the bacon slices closely together, overlapping slightly on the sheet pan.
  • Sprinkle the uncooked bacon evenly with granulated maple sugar.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place the sheet pan with bacon into the preheated oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy.
  • Using tongs, remove the bacon and let drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

Baked Beans

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a 9 x 13-inch baking dish, add the brown sugar, ketchup, molasses, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Use a large spoon or rubber spatula to stir everything together.
  • Pour the pork and beans into the baking dish and stir everything together to combine.
  • Lay the cooked bacon on the top of the beans. Lay it whole or cut into pieces if you desire.
  • Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, for 2 hours, or until thick.
  • Let the beans cool slightly before serving.

Notes

Want to spice up these semi-homemade baked beans?
Add 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion and 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped

Nutrition

Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1118mg | Potassium: 886mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 4mg