The Best Baked Beans Ever

Robin Lieneke


I have to give kudos to Ree Drummond of the Food Network. I started with her recipe the added and tweaked a bit to suit my family's taste. I have taken these to several dinners and always come home with an empty container. They are better the second day, so make ahead for the best results.


★★★★★ 2 votes

Up to 16
20 Min
2 Hr


  • 8 slice
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 3 28oz can(s)
    pork and beans
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 3/4 c
    bbq sauce, your favorite brand
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    hickory smoke salt or liquid smoke flavoring

How to Make The Best Baked Beans Ever


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon about halfway. Remove bacon from skillet and place on paper towels to drain.
  2. Add onion and garlic to bacon grease in skillet. Sauté On medium heat till onion is soft, about 5 min.
  3. Add beans and remaining ingredients to skillet. Cook about 5 min until flavors are blended.
  4. Transfer to baking dish. A 9x13 works well. Lay bacon slices on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 and a half to 2 hours. Let sit about 5 minutes before serving.

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About The Best Baked Beans Ever

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #beans #BBQ

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