A quicker version of homemade baked beans using canned Northern beans.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

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  • Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes; drain and cool on paper towels. Crumble bacon once cooled.

  • Mix bacon, beans, water, brown sugar, onions, ketchup, molasses, vinegar, mustard, salt, and garlic powder together in the prepared baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in preheated oven until bubbling, 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 11.2g 23% DV; carbohydrates 50.8g 16% DV; fat 13.3g 21% DV; cholesterol 19.3mg 6% DV; sodium 625.9mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2014
I submitted this version and what I created originally does not show 1 cup water. Perhaps that was added by Allrecipes when it was published. That would definitely make it too soupy in my opinion. One tip is that I often use the pre-cooked bacon and it works just as well and saves a step. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/14/2014
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars, is because I needed to adjust the ketchup and molasses. Made as written, it was too bland for my taste. I'm not sure how much I adjusted; I just kept adding until it tasted correct. I too lessened the water and brown sugar to 1/2 cup each. I also sauteed the onion in some bacon fat for some added flavor. With my adjustments, we loved it. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2014
I submitted this version and what I created originally does not show 1 cup water. Perhaps that was added by Allrecipes when it was published. That would definitely make it too soupy in my opinion. One tip is that I often use the pre-cooked bacon and it works just as well and saves a step. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2013
Basic taste very good very easy to make..."good enough for guests". BUT...too sweet for us also a little watery - the latter is surprising as I baked it uncovered and for longer than called for. We will cut the brown sugar in half will compensate by adding a little more molasses. Also will cut the water in half. I baked it longer than called for because we like a "crust". Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2014
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars, is because I needed to adjust the ketchup and molasses. Made as written, it was too bland for my taste. I'm not sure how much I adjusted; I just kept adding until it tasted correct. I too lessened the water and brown sugar to 1/2 cup each. I also sauteed the onion in some bacon fat for some added flavor. With my adjustments, we loved it. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2014
I really thought this was great & super easy. I will never eat premade canned beans again! I totally forgot to add the brown sugar which was a good thing. I added extra bacon though and sautéed my onion in the bacon fat before mixing! Delish...thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2014
The ingredients in this recipe are exactly what we've used in my family for generations so I thought I'd give using canned beans a try! (PS. My dog said he didn't give out the recipe! LOL) I used Goya Small White beans which eliminated the traditional process of soaking boiling etc. Also because the canned beans are precooked the actual bean pot to table time was considerably less. Great short cut! Glad I tried it! Thanks Mariap430! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2015
I'm making these for the second time! Actually the friends I made it for last time requested it! They were very good and very simple to make. I had never made baked beans before. This time I cut the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and the water to 1/4 cup. I also added a little extra ketchup and molasses. The recipe was great I just like my beans a little less sweet. Both times the turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2014
Love Love Love This recipe!! This was my first attempt at homemade Baked beans And I never new it could be so simple!! These were very tasty! I did halve the water and I think I can even use even less next time around.Delicious and simple my kind of recipe! Before baking it I put strips of bacon on top Holy Bacon!!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2013
Very good basic recipe and I liked that it didn't call for a can of pork and beans/baked beans in the ingredients like so many others! I made this for the 4th of July when I realized at the last minute that I didn't have any canned beans to have with dinner. I used 2 cans pinto beans (because that's what I had on hand) substituted honey for the molasses (because we didn't have any) reduced the brown sugar to 1/2C. and omitted the bacon because I didn't want to wait for it to thaw. I didn't have time to bake them so I cooked them on the stovetop for about 40 minutes while waiting for my husband to cook the hot dogs. Next time I will definitely do them in the crock pot or oven as the beans were a little too firm. But the flavor was PERFECT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2016
Made this for the first time never making baked beans before and with very little cooking experience and it came out great. I honestly could not have made it as good as i did if it wasnt for the comments about how the cup of water made it too soupy. That's the only thing i omitted and it came out great. I know i am going to be making this again in the future. Read More
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