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Ultimate Baked Beans

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe uses a variety of beans, including butter beans. It is always a hit at family gatherings. This dish may be made a day ahead and refrigerated. You may also add brown sugar to make it sweeter if you wish. Enjoy!"
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2 h 20 m servings 283
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large casserole dish.
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown; drain. Reserve 3 strips whole, crumble remainder and set aside. Add the mushrooms and onions; cook until tender.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the crumbled bacon, mushrooms, onion, pork and beans, kidney beans, butter beans, ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper. Scoop bean mixture into prepared casserole dish. Place 2 or 3 strips of bacon on top of the bean mixture, if desired.
  4. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven until thick and bubbly, about 2 hours.


  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 283 calories; 10.1 38.9 10.5 19 940 Full nutrition

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This is a terrific recipe. It is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser. Tastes out of this world and it's always requested again and again as a "bring along" at potlucks.

Most helpful critical review

Although not terribly bad, this recipe was definately NOT a hit with my family. I was the only one who ate the most (I hate to waste). Anyone who tried it, had one taste, and the rest stayed o...

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This is a terrific recipe. It is ALWAYS a crowd pleaser. Tastes out of this world and it's always requested again and again as a "bring along" at potlucks.

This was the best baked recipe that I have ever tried... I didn't cook them very long in the oven. About 1 hr and they were warm and delicious. I made them a second time and cooked them too lon...

My husband gets mad when I try new baked bean recipes since he already has a favorite, but when I made this one I hit a home run out of the park!! I made to recipe except for I omitted the mushr...

My boyfriend loves baked beans so I tried these out for him. They were amazing. I added an extra quarter cup of brown sugar and a quarter cup of honey becuase it was out on the counter. My boyfr...

My wife's family loved this dish. The only change is that I omitted the mushrooms and added some ground beef. I added the onions to the ground beef while browning. I increased all other ingredie...

These are the BEST baked beans I have ever had. There is nothing to compare to these. Everybody always raves about them when I make them. They are are true hit!

This bean dish was excellent! I made it for my husband's birthday party and it got rave reviews by everyone and was asked for the recipe. Will definately use again.

The only recipe for baked beans I ever use! I make it vegetarian by omitting the bacon. Bake for about 50 mins and it's perfect.

This is the best! I usually use fresh mushrooms. I also only bake it for about an hour and sometimes do it in my slow cooker on low for about 3 hours. I've been asked for this recipe so many ...