Easy Baked Beans

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours


12 servings

Updated: Jul. 20, 2023
My family enjoys this easy baked beans recipe with cornbread, but it also rounds out any cookout. Canned pork and beans make meal prep quick. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas
Easy Baked Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until bubbly.

Easy Baked Beans Tips

What beans are used in baked beans?

Typically, pea beans, otherwise known as navy beans, are used for homemade baked bean recipes. Navy beans coined their name after they become a common U.S. Navy dish due to their long shelf life and high nutritional value. Great northern beans are another great substitute.

How do you make canned baked beans taste homemade?

You can make canned baked beans taste homemade by whipping together this easy baked beans recipe or cooking up one of our other favorite homemade baked bean recipes that dress up the tasty canned good.

How long do baked beans last in the fridge?

Baked beans typically last between 3-5 days in the fridge. If you'd like to enjoy your homemade baked beans for longer, you can also freeze cooked baked beans for up to 6 months in an airtight container.

What to serve with baked beans?

Baked beans go well with grilled meats like grilled pork tenderloins or handhelds like classic cheeseburgers or pulled pork sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 293 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 793mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein.

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