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Georgian Bay Baked Beans

My dressed-up baked beans are always a hit at barbecues and potlucks. If you can, prepare them a day ahead: They get even better with time.

Tangy Cranberry Beans

1 review

Whenever I take these beans to barbecues, they’re always eaten up right away. —Wendie Osipowicz, New Britain, Connecticut


Jen’s Baked Beans

5 reviews

My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat,...


Confetti Bean Soup Mix

With its colorful variety of beans and delicious flavor, this soup is tempting. I like to give it to friends...


Slow-Cooked Baked Beans

1 review

My friend suggested this recipe when I needed a new dish to bring to a barbecue. It was an incredible...

Brenda’s Baked Beans

4 reviews

When I was a kid, my mom made baked beans all the time. Sometimes we'd turn this side into a...


Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

5 reviews

These hearty beans are a super side dish for a casual meal. The ingredients blend perfectly for a wonderful from-scratch...

Maple Baked Beans

5 reviews

Since my husband raises hogs and my parents produce maple syrup, this recipe's a natural for me! I usually prepare...


Cowboy Baked Beans

4 reviews

Baked cowboy beans are a perennial favorite at barbecues and potlucks. My meaty recipe uses a variety of beans and...


Boston Baked Beans

9 reviews

Simmered in molasses, these slow-cooker Boston baked beans are perfect to take to your next potluck. The sauce is sweet,...


Smoky Baked Beans

18 reviews

They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans,...