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“Baked” Beans

"Baked" Beans

I wanted to make some baked beans for dinner but didn’t have the time to deal with dried beans.  I found this recipe that I adapted on Martha Stewart.  I added a few bacon crumbles to the sauce and used regular mustard instead of dried mustard. I planned on adding some brown sugar but didn’t because they were sweet enough without it. The beans turned out tangy, sweet, and very delicious! My kids both really loved these beans and so did I.

"Baked" Beans

How to Make “Baked” Beans

Heat a small saucepan over medium heat.  Cut the bacon into pieces and place it into the pan.  Cook, until crispy, for about 2 minutes on each side; remove from the pan and place onto paper towels to drain.  Crumble.

Add the onion to the pan (add a bit of oil if needed) and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes.  Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Add the rinsed & drained cannellini beans to the onion mixture then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add bacon, 1/2 cup of water, ketchup, molasses, and mustard.   Cover and simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.  Serve & enjoy.

"Baked" Beans

"Baked" Beans

"Baked" Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Pam / For the Love of Cooking

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of lean bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 3 tbsp sweet yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 15 oz cans cannellini beans drained & rinsed
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of ketchup
  • ¼ cup of molasses
  • 1-2 tsp mustard

Instructions

  • Heat a small saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Cut the bacon into pieces and place it into the pan. Cook, until crispy, for about 2 minutes on each side; remove from the pan and place onto paper towels to drain. Crumble.
  • Add the onion to the pan (add a bit of oil if needed) and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Add the rinsed & drained cannellini beans to the onion mixture then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add bacon, 1/2 cup of water, ketchup, molasses, and mustard.
  • Cover and simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve & enjoy.
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  1. Who doesn’t love baked beans? I love the ingredients in your recipe, Pam (especially the bacon)! I sometimes think baked beans are too sweet, so I like that you didn’t add the extra brown sugar!

  2. What a wonderful post. Baked beans are always wonderful have…so easy and simple. Thank you for sharing.

    You have a wonderful site. Please do come again and visit soon! Blessings, Catherine

  3. Pam, I made these for dinner tonight with hot dogs. My kids do not usually like baked beans but they liked these. I will definitely make them again. What an easy recipe. So much better than pre-made baked beans in a can and quicker than using dried beans and all that!! Thanks for what you do.

  4. This is one area where I have been spoiled, I just use Bush’s Grillin’ Beans about all the time now. I’m lazy and freely admit it, lol.