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The Best-Ever EASY Baked Bean Recipe

Brenda is an Ottawa native with a small eBay store. As Treasures by Brenda she sells a variety of new, used and vintage merchandise.

Easy Baked Beans

Easy Baked Beans

A Cheater Recipe For Baked Beans

The best-ever EASY baked beans recipe really is EASY and it really is YUMMY and, confession time, it is a cheater recipe or a concoction. By that I mean, you start with CANNED BAKED BEANS. (Don't tell anyone.) Canned items are not usually something I cook with. However, sometimes, when I am preparing a number of side dishes for a summer BBQ, I like to take a shortcut and these baked beans are one of the shortcut recipes I use.

Originally seen on Martha Stewart Living more than a decade ago, I have created three different versions of this recipe so that you can cook the one that makes an appropriately sized dish for the two of you, the family or even a crowd.

Whether you serve it simply as a side, as an addition to a hot dog or hamburger supper or take it as a potluck dish, you'll love these baked beans. They can be prepared, baked and eaten; prepared and baked later;or prepared, frozen and baked later. They're even great for camping, whether you prepare them in advance or prepare them on the spot. They can be cooked in the oven or on the BBQ or even over the campfire.

Easy Baked Beans Recipe For Two People

You can use whatever brand of baked beans with salt pork and molasses that you like but I always check and choose the one with the lowest fat and sodium content. There can be a big difference between brands. Also, you could substitute beans in tomato sauce and you could certainly choose to spice up these beans up, if you so desire.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

1 hour 15 min

1 hour 25 min

2

Ingredients

  • 14 oz can baked beans with salt pork and molasses
  • 1/6 chopped green pepper
  • 1/6 chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1/8 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/3 tbsp mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then simply stir all of your ingredients together in an ungreased casserole dish and bake, uncovered for 45 minutes, stir and continue to bake for 30 more minutes. This recipe freezes well.

Easy Baked Beans Recipe For 4 People

You can use whatever brand of baked beans with salt pork and molasses that you like but I always check and choose the one with the lowest fat and sodium content. There can be a big difference between brands. Also, you could substitute beans in tomato sauce and you could certainly choose to spice up these beans up, if you so desire.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

1 hour 15 min

1 hour 25 min

4

Ingredients

  • 28 oz can baked beans with salt pork and molasses
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 tbsp mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then simply stir all of your ingredients together in an ungreased casserole dish and bake, uncovered for 45 minutes, stir and continue to bake for 30 more minutes. This recipe freezes well.

Small Corelle Casserole Dish

I love my small Corelle casserole dishes, which are perfect for making this recipe. They go in the oven or the microwave and have an oven-proof lid, a necessity for baking beans. This one holds about six cups of these cheater baked beans or, of course, whatever you happen to want to cook in it and would nicely suit the 4 person version of this recipe.

Easy Baked Beans Recipe For 10 People

You can use whatever brand of baked beans with salt pork and molasses that you like but I always check and choose the one with the lowest fat and sodium content. There can be a big difference between brands. Also, you could substitute beans in tomato sauce and you could certainly choose to spice up these beans up, if you so desire.

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

1 hour 15 min

1 hour 30 min

10

Ingredients

  • 42 oz baked beans with salt pork and molasses
  • 1/2 chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then simply stir all of your ingredients together in an ungreased casserole dish and bake, uncovered for 45 minutes, stir and continue to bake for 30 more minutes. This recipe freezes well.

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Do you like BAKED BEANS? Think you might try this baked bean concoction?

Steve Hayse on December 20, 2017:

Making these baked beans now to take to Church dinner tonight.

Margie's Southern Kitchen from the USA on May 28, 2016:

Baked beans are so good and I like easy! Thanks!

Snakesmum on February 04, 2016:

MMmmm - this sounds like something I can use for a quick and easy meal.

Thanks !

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on February 04, 2016:

Great recipe Brenda. I can make it for one serving and decrease the recipe a bit. I would save this and keep it for future recipes this year.

Treasures By Brenda (author) from Canada on June 08, 2014:

@favored: Sounds like your husband has it under control!

Fay Favored from USA on June 06, 2014:

My hubby makes the best baked beans. It looks somewhat like this recipe, however he doesn't give exact measurements ... just a little of this and that. Guess I won't be copying his recipe.

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on June 17, 2012:

Yes I quite often use baked beans, always willing to try a new recipe using baked beans. Thanks for sharing.

RinchenChodron on June 09, 2012:

Mmmm sounds good. I'll have to give it a try.

biminibahamas on June 07, 2012:

YUM!!!

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on May 27, 2012:

Our grandson loves Baked Beans so I am going to remember this one. Thanks.

Itaya Lightbourne from Topeka, KS on May 23, 2012:

These recipes sound very similar to the way I always made my baked beans! Wonderful article and I've featured it on my article Best BBQ Recipe For Father's Day. :)

Elyn MacInnis from Shanghai, China on May 22, 2012:

Love baked beans... I used to wash them off and add molasses and a tiny bit of mustard and some other things. Haven't done that in ages. Thanks for the inspiration!

SheilaMilne from Kent, UK on May 21, 2012:

I don't think we can find beans with salt pork and molasses easily, but I'll certainly give it a try.

Joan4 on May 21, 2012:

I rarely try recipes, but I will certainly try at least one version your baked beans!

chairmann3 on May 21, 2012:

Your baked bean recipe will certainly SPICE UP my next PIG PICKIN'. The pork is always good but with your baked bean it should really light up!!!

MermaidDoc on May 21, 2012:

mmm...I love beans..

Marilyn Thompson from Washington State on May 21, 2012:

Baked Beans are great during the summer, I'll need to try one of your ideas

BookNympho LM on May 21, 2012:

I love baked beans! They are a staple of summer picnic food.

Harriet from Indiana on May 21, 2012:

My husband is so hooked on baked beans. He loves them any and every way. I am a little fussier, but this sounds like a recipe worth trying.

gatornic15 on May 21, 2012:

I was not a fan of baked beans as a child, but I do eat them every once in a while now. I may have to try this recipe out.

anonymous on May 19, 2012:

Sounds good!! I will try it one of these days!!!

Dianne Loomos on May 19, 2012:

Your baked bean recipe sounds like one my Dad used to make. Perfect for a picnic or barbeque!

Susan Deppner from Arkansas USA on May 19, 2012:

I will definitely try your baked bean concoction! Too many times I just use baked beans right out of the can and even the flavored ones are pretty boring. This recipe sounds really good - and my husband will love it, I'm sure.

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