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Potluck Baked Beans

This recipe has remained a long-time favorite for picnics and family get-togethers. For those not watching their fat intake, add cheddar and Parmesan cheese. —Virginia Sander, North Hollywood, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) baked beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


  • In a large skillet, saute bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp; drain. In a large bowl, combine the beans, brown sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and bacon mixture.
  • Pour into a shallow 2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 192 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 528mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 7g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • Christine
    Jun 8, 2020

    These beans were so easy to make and SO yummy! I took them to a BBQ at a friend's house and I got many compliments on them. I did add a bit more bacon than 4 strips, but that's because I had 7 strips left in a package and I was NOT going to just leave 3 strips of bacon. Besides, more bacon is never a bad decision. Seriously though, serve these at your next backyard BBQ!

  • pajamaangel
    Nov 25, 2019

    These were amazing. Even my picky eaters gobbled these beans up.

  • TNbluffbaker
    Jul 23, 2018

    I would give this 10 stars if I could!!! I love the fact it uses a mixture of beans and the bacon goes in cooked and not raw. The Worcestershire sauce adds a wonderful flavor.

  • rolorocko25
    Feb 1, 2017

    Love that the bacon is fried first. Nothing worse that finding what looks like raw bacon in baked beans. My 3 and 5 year old love them and ask for bacon candy beans on a regular basis.

  • NanZim
    Apr 19, 2015

    This is a good baked been recipe. It makes a large batch so I froze some of it in 2 cup containers.

  • cindiak
    Aug 23, 2014

    I made this as is for a bbq. It was delicious!

  • justmbeth
    Aug 18, 2014

    These were good, simple to assemble. Flavor was similar to other bean recipes I've tried.

  • jamiehadlock
    Aug 7, 2014

    I doubled the recipe and added 2lbs of maple sausage to make it a little more hearty. I also added a small can of diced chili's for some kick to counterbalance the sweetness of the brown sugar. Best baked beans I've ever made! Can't wait to take them to our potluck dinner tonight :)

  • kiteley
    Apr 9, 2014

    the family loved it--this recipe has become a staple in our household!!JR Ranch

  • tigortweet
    Feb 23, 2014

    great recipe. I used one large can of baked beans instead of adding kidney and pinto beans. very good, will make again!