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Jen’s Baked Beans

My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat, I made these beans absolutely delicious. —Jennifer Heasley, York, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/3 cups ketchup
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Preheat oven to 325°. In an ovenproof Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings.
  • Return bacon to pan. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Place in oven; bake, covered, 50-60 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled baked beans in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 362 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 1000mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 11g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • Stephanie
    May 28, 2018

    As stated previously, this recipe is very dry. After reading the reviews, I made 1.5 times the sauce recipe and it was still really dry. I like my baked beans in a lot of liquid so I did not like this recipe but I gave it 3 stars since a couple of people I was dining with like baked beans on the dry side and they loved this recipe.

  • LauraTodd1948
    Sep 8, 2017

    I added 1/2 large yellow onion. Great flavor

  • melgoody03
    Jul 18, 2016

    Good flavor - mine turned out too dry for my taste so next time I'll try less time in the oven.

  • LPHJKitchen
    May 30, 2016

    These beans were the all-star of our Memorial Day party. Everyone loved the bold flavors from the molasses and that the beans weren't too sweet. I did cut up 1 medium red onion and added it with the bacon. Otherwise, everything was perfect!