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baked beans topped with crispy bacon in white rectangle baking dish, wooden spoon in right

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 526kcal


Maple Bacon

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 tablespoon granulated maple sugar

Baked Beans

  • 3 (28-ounce) cans pork and beans
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2-3 tablespoons prepared mustard (stone ground or yellow mustard)
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste


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 about 20 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.


Want to spice up these semi-homemade baked beans?
Add ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion and 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped
Remember that ALL ovens are different- for accuracy add an oven thermometer to your oven to properly monitor the temperature.


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