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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
You have saved my life. Ben loves baked beans but hates how they navy beans get bushy….now I can have my baked beans back!
My husband and boys will love you for this one! 😉
Bacon “baked” beans?! YES PLEASE!
We love beans at our house, I’m seriously going to try this, thank you!!
That looks gorgeous, Pam!……
Those look great Pam. I loved baked beans…never thought to make my own but yours look real easy!
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!
We eat a lot of baked beans… especially in the summer with anything barbecued… this is a great way to make them in a short amount of time!
OMG, yummy! I love baked beans..especially at a BBQ.
Yummy looking beans Pam. I love the flavor that molasses gives to baked beans.
i HAVE to make these, we love baked beans at our house. they look fantastic!
Baked beans are a great meal especially when your in a hurry to eat. Its easy too prepare and it taste good also. This will surely make you full.
nothing wrong with some shortcut baked beans! this batch looks saucy and fantastic!
What a wonderful post. Baked beans are always wonderful have…so easy and simple. Thank you for sharing.
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It’s great to find a shortcut for a family favorite! Well done!
Baked beans are at the top of my list for comfort food for sure. I will definitely try this recipe.
A quicker version of baked beans, eh? Sounds fabulous to me!
I’ve been looking for the perfect baked bean recipe….this one looks amazing!!
I love baked beans, these sound really yummy.
Love baked beans!
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.
I cannot wait to make these!!
this looks so delicious pam. it reminds me of England, baked beans are so popular there.
This is the best baked beans recipe! Everyone love to have baked beans, nice to find this blog..
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.