Perfect Every Time Baked Beans

Mary Kay Nugent


It took me years to find a simple baked bean recipe that was thick and rich. Several years ago this recipe was on a bottle of Montgomery Inn Bar-B-Que Sauce and I haven't tried a different recipe since! For a variation I use Sweet Baby Ray's Original Recipe Sauce also and I think I like it use your favorite Bar-B-Que sauce, it should not make a difference...this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on the size of group you are feeding...Trust me they are delicious and perfect every time!!

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6-8 depending on portion size


30 Min


1 Hr




1 can(s)
28oz. bush's original baked beans
1 c
your favorite bar-b-que sauce i uses sweet baby ray's original or honey
2/3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tsp
dry mustard
1/3 c
onion, finely diced
1/2 to 1 lb
pork jowl, cubed & be sure to slice off the hard outer "skin"
1 Tbsp
ground black pepper ( i know it sound like alot, but trust me, it won't taste like it)

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350. In a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish (sprayed with Pam) fold together the beans, brown sugar, BBQ sauce and dry mustard and pepper
Take cubed jowl and saute in frying pan till edges start to caramelize. You may have to drain a little liquid off during this process because sometimes it gets a little watery like..but always leave a little fat in the pan....when jowl is caramelized on edges add the diced onion and saute until soft .
Add jowl and onion mixture to the bean mixture in your casserole dish and fold everything together and bake uncovered for an hour or until casserole is bubbly. They will thicken the longer they sit out....ENJOY!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #sides, #beans, #baked, #zesty