My step mom gave me this tasty recipe when I was lamenting over what to bring to a barbecue. I've taken this dish to several parties and there's NEVER been any left over!

Kelly

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings, crumble and set aside in a large bowl. Cook the onion and garlic in the reserved drippings until onion is tender; drain excess grease and transfer to the bowl with the bacon.

  • To the bacon and onions add pinto beans, northern beans, baked beans, kidney beans and garbanzo beans. Stir in ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and black pepper. Mix well and transfer to a 9x12 inch casserole dish.

  • Cover and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; protein 14.1g 28% DV; carbohydrates 68g 22% DV; fat 9.1g 14% DV; cholesterol 12.5mg 4% DV; sodium 949.9mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
These were wonderful! The second time I made them, I did them in a crockpot and left them on low all day and removed the cover about half an hour before serving so they thickened up. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2008
If you do not LOVE molasses you will not like this. I had hoped the flavors would develop better but it just tasted like beans in molasses. The chickpeas had a strange flavor in there too. I was surprised by all the good reviews. NExt time I'll stick to my own recipe that uses onions green pepper brown sugar ketchup and bacon. Sorry Pat I don't mean to sound mean:( Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2003
These were wonderful! The second time I made them, I did them in a crockpot and left them on low all day and removed the cover about half an hour before serving so they thickened up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2005
This was a smash at my bar-b-que birthday party Sunday! I made the following changes: used 1 can butter beans instead of the garbonzos, decreased the molasses to two tablespoons and increased the brown sugar to 2/3 cup, used about two heaping tablespoons of BBQ sauce instead of the ketchup, and did not drain the beans. I just did a quick saute of the pepper bacon. I mixed everything in the crockpot and cooked 6 hours low, last two hours high (lid removed) to thicken this and meld the flavors. Thanks previous reviewers, and thanks Kelly! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2003
I used to have a great recipe for baked beans, but somehow I lost it many years ago... I've tried lots of recipes since then, and this is the closest I've come to that excellent recipe. It has the perfect combination of ketchup, molasses, mustard, brown sugar and onion. I'd cut the amt. of Worchestershire down the next time I made it, though. But it's good, and you can use any combination of beans you like. (I used a can of butter beans.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2008
I made these baked beans for a family BBQ last weekend and everyone commented about how delicious they were. They really were the best baked beans I've ever had. I cooked them covered for an hour as directed but then cooked them uncovered for about 10 minutes so they would thicken up and they turned out very well not too much liquid. My store didn't have canned Great Northern Beans and I don't care for Garbanzo Beans so I used two cans of Pinto beans two cans of Bush's Original Baked Beans and one can of kidney beans plus I used a really good thick Applewood Smoked Bacon which added a great flavor and texture. I loved how simple this was to make! Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
I cooked this up for a party yesterday exactly as given. No changes. It came out perfect. I was asked by many for the recipe. One lady simply hollered "Ouch them's goooood beans." I doubled the recipe to feed 20. Only about 15 ate and the beans ran out early. I'm not a big baked bean fan but this I loved. I highly recommend. It WILL be a hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2006
This bean recipe is awesome! I live in Vermont so I add about a half cup of VT Maple syrup and my husband adds about 1/3 cup of Jack Daniels to the recipe...and it gives them even more zip! Thanks for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2003
As with most bean-based recipes you can sub just about any type of canned bean for any other and that's what I did... used what was on hand subbing black beans for garbanzos. I served this as part of a end-of-Summer cookout and added 1 lb. of ground beef to it just to make things interesting.;-) It even ended up in the oven for much longer than I wanted it to. (Do guests ever show up on time?!?) Would definitely make it again as it was a hit at the cookout! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2010
One thing that was left out if you use canned beans, you should not only drain them but give a quick rinse to wash out all the sodium. If you will read the cans of beans the sodium is enough for about 4 days of salt. Better to add a little back and rinse the beans so you have control of the salt factor. Other good recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2007
These are wonderful with a can of drained black beans added extra Worcestershire..... a few dashes of cayenne pepper gives a little interest Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2008
If you do not LOVE molasses you will not like this. I had hoped the flavors would develop better but it just tasted like beans in molasses. The chickpeas had a strange flavor in there too. I was surprised by all the good reviews. NExt time I'll stick to my own recipe that uses onions green pepper brown sugar ketchup and bacon. Sorry Pat I don't mean to sound mean:( Read More
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