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The Best-Ever EASY Baked Bean Recipe

Updated on September 15, 2014
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A Cheater Recipe For Baked Beans

The best-ever EASY baked beans recipe really is EASY and it really is YUMMY and, confession time, it is a cheater recipe or a concoction. By that I mean, you start with CANNED BAKED BEANS. (Don't tell anyone.) Canned items are not usually something I cook with. However, sometimes, when I am preparing a number of side dishes for a summer BBQ, I like to take a shortcut and these baked beans are one of the shortcut recipes I use.

Originally seen on Martha Stewart Living more than a decade ago, I have created three different versions of this recipe so that you can cook the one that makes an appropriately sized dish for the two of you, the family or even a crowd.

Whether you serve it simply as a side, as an addition to a hot dog or hamburger supper or take it as a potluck dish, you'll love these baked beans. They can be prepared, baked and eaten; prepared and baked later;or prepared, frozen and baked later. They're even great for camping, whether you prepare them in advance or prepare them on the spot. They can be cooked in the oven or on the BBQ or even over the campfire.

Easy Baked Beans Recipe For Two People

You can use whatever brand of baked beans with salt pork and molasses that you like but I always check and choose the one with the lowest fat and sodium content. There can be a big difference between brands. Also, you could substitute beans in tomato sauce and you could certainly choose to spice up these beans up, if you so desire.

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
  • Yields: 2

Ingredients

  • 14 oz can baked beans with salt pork and molasses
  • 1/6 chopped green pepper
  • 1/6 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1/8 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 tbsp mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then simply stir all of your ingredients together in an ungreased casserole dish and bake, uncovered for 45 minutes, stir and continue to bake for 30 more minutes. This recipe freezes well.
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Easy Baked Beans Recipe For 4 People

You can use whatever brand of baked beans with salt pork and molasses that you like but I always check and choose the one with the lowest fat and sodium content. There can be a big difference between brands. Also, you could substitute beans in tomato sauce and you could certainly choose to spice up these beans up, if you so desire.

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
  • Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 28 oz can baked beans with salt pork and molasses
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 tbsp mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then simply stir all of your ingredients together in an ungreased casserole dish and bake, uncovered for 45 minutes, stir and continue to bake for 30 more minutes. This recipe freezes well.

Easy Baked Beans Recipe For 10 People

You can use whatever brand of baked beans with salt pork and molasses that you like but I always check and choose the one with the lowest fat and sodium content. There can be a big difference between brands. Also, you could substitute beans in tomato sauce and you could certainly choose to spice up these beans up, if you so desire.

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields: 10

Ingredients

  • 42 oz baked beans with salt pork and molasses
  • 1/2 chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then simply stir all of your ingredients together in an ungreased casserole dish and bake, uncovered for 45 minutes, stir and continue to bake for 30 more minutes. This recipe freezes well.

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I will definitely try your baked bean concoction! Too many times I just use baked beans right out of the can and even the flavored ones are pretty boring. This recipe sounds really good - and my husband will love it, I'm sure.

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      Dianne Loomos 4 years ago

      Your baked bean recipe sounds like one my Dad used to make. Perfect for a picnic or barbeque!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Sounds good!! I will try it one of these days!!!

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      gatornic15 4 years ago

      I was not a fan of baked beans as a child, but I do eat them every once in a while now. I may have to try this recipe out.

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      Harriet 4 years ago from Indiana

      My husband is so hooked on baked beans. He loves them any and every way. I am a little fussier, but this sounds like a recipe worth trying.

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      BookNympho LM 4 years ago

      I love baked beans! They are a staple of summer picnic food.

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      MermaidDoc 4 years ago

      mmm...I love beans..

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      chairmann3 4 years ago

      Your baked bean recipe will certainly SPICE UP my next PIG PICKIN'. The pork is always good but with your baked bean it should really light up!!!

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      Joan4 4 years ago

      I rarely try recipes, but I will certainly try at least one version your baked beans!

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      SheilaMilne 4 years ago from Kent, UK

      I don't think we can find beans with salt pork and molasses easily, but I'll certainly give it a try.

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Love baked beans... I used to wash them off and add molasses and a tiny bit of mustard and some other things. Haven't done that in ages. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      These recipes sound very similar to the way I always made my baked beans! Wonderful article and I've featured it on my article Best BBQ Recipe For Father's Day. :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Our grandson loves Baked Beans so I am going to remember this one. Thanks.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      Mmmm sounds good. I'll have to give it a try.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Yes I quite often use baked beans, always willing to try a new recipe using baked beans. Thanks for sharing.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      My hubby makes the best baked beans. It looks somewhat like this recipe, however he doesn't give exact measurements ... just a little of this and that. Guess I won't be copying his recipe.

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      Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

      @favored: Sounds like your husband has it under control!

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      Kristen Howe 13 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great recipe Brenda. I can make it for one serving and decrease the recipe a bit. I would save this and keep it for future recipes this year.

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      Jean DAndrea 13 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      MMmmm - this sounds like something I can use for a quick and easy meal.

      Thanks !

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      Margie Lynn 10 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      Baked beans are so good and I like easy! Thanks!

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