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Country Baked Beans

After sampling these savory beans at our local John Deere dealer's open house, I asked for the recipe. To my surprise, they had started with canned beans and easily given them a wonderful homemade taste. They went over big at our summer reunion.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) baked beans, drained
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into a 4-1/2-qt. bean pot or two ungreased 2-qt. baking dishes.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 268 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 1757mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • PageRD
    Jul 6, 2020

    This is, by far, the best baked bean recipe I've ever tried. Even my friend who doesn't usually like baked beans enjoyed it, and another asked for the recipe. The chili sauce adds that sweet-spicy flavor that I love. It's also very easy. To cut down a step, I cut the bacon into smaller pieces and fried it all up at once.

  • quiltpinky1
    Apr 14, 2018

    One of the 3 or 4 recipes that I use the most from Taste of Home and I was a charter subscriber..Great for a crowd and it halves beautifully when I want a smaller amount. A family favorite!

  • dyes
    Nov 21, 2017

    This is the best baked bean recipe I've ever tried, but you have to know the secret. It's all in the brand of chili sauce you choose. The one I prefer is Homade Chili Sauce (not literally homemade-that's the brand). I don't know if it's available everywhere, but it's certainly worth looking for, even if you have to buy it on-line. I also like to saute my onions in some of the bacon drippings before adding them to the mixture. I've taken these beans to barbecues with very discerning cooks and palates and they rave about it. It's always the one people comment on and go back to for seconds.

  • Ruffshse
    Apr 23, 2017

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  • gunslinger
    Mar 12, 2017

    Very good and easy baked bean dish. The chili sauce gave it a wonderful flavor. The only change I made was I put my bacon on top raw and baked it with the beans.

  • FLZephyr
    May 30, 2016

    These baked beans received rave reviews at our family cookout today. They have a nice sweet, smoky flavor. I cut my bacon up into lardons and cooked them over high heat. I pour off all but a tablespoon or two of the bacon drippings and then sauted the onions in the same skillet before adding them to the bean mixture. Super easy! Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

  • TNbluffbaker
    May 19, 2016

    Very good, but a little too spicy for my family. Next time I'll use half the chili sauce. Very easy to make.

  • Queenlalisa
    Feb 10, 2016

    I made these to go with my bbq pork roast. They were delicious!

  • joyfulstamper
    Nov 15, 2015

    This recipe is absolutely great!! To "fry" the bacon, I lined a cookie sheet with tin foil then layered parchment paper on top - added strips of bacon and baked at 400 degrees until done. Based on a previous review, used Busch's Homestyle Baked Beans and put all ingredients in a crockpot for almost 4 hours. Made them for a potluck and has already been requested for the next one! Someone asked for the recipe to make for a dinner at her home - and it was a hit there. I don't think I'll ever bake beans any other way!

  • justmbeth
    Jul 19, 2015

    Simple to assemble with a great tasting result. I just made 1/2 recipe and it was more than plenty for family of 4.