Gary's Baked Beans

Garrison Wayne


If you are a lover of baked beans, you probably have your own version of doctoring up a can of baked beans. When I was a kid, we used pork and beans. This is my personal way of adding little bits of things to add up to a marvelous side dish. If you opt to use olive oil instead of bacon fat, this recipe is totally Vegan. I used Bush's Home Style Baked Beans when I prepared this recipe. The yield is 6 servings, so double the recipe for a larger crowd. I will make these for my next BBQ Rib Event.


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20 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


  • 1 can(s)
    baked beans (28oz)
  • 1/2 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 large
    green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large
    carrot, scrubbed, grated
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    real maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    irish whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil or bacon fat
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 pinch
    ground cloves (don't add too much)
  • 1/4 tsp
    dry thyme, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar

How to Make Gary's Baked Beans


  1. Mix all ingredients except the balsamic vinegar in a large bowl. Use a rubber spatula to stir gently.
  2. Transfer beans to a baking dish with a lid and bake covered in a slow oven (250 degrees) for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until the onions are clear and cooked through.
  3. Uncover beans and add balsamic vinegar, Stir well. Bake beans an additional 30-45 minutes, uncovered or until liquid reduces to your liking.
  4. Remove from oven and cover with lid on counter. Let rest for 20-30 minutes, while you finish up the rest of your meal. Serve in individual crocks/ramekins. Offer a small spoon .

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