By Renae Frey

How to Make the Best Baked Beans

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Welcome! I am so glad that you are here. I always enjoy our time together. I absolutely love baked beans. They are one of my favorite summertime recipes. It reminds me of The Fourth of July, picnics, family bbq’s, holiday dinners. This easy and delicious recipe is a family favorite and we expect it at all of the family get togethers. You are going to love it. Today, I am sharing How to Make the Best Baked Beans. Come on, I’ll show you.

Bowl of baked beans, cloth napkin
How to make the Best Baked Beans

Just thinking about this recipe makes my mouth water. There are so many things that I love about these baked beans. The recipe is so easy to make, and it’s quick. It is chock full of flavor. It can be a one pot meal. It’s the perfect side dish for any meal, especially a barbeque. It’s the perfect potluck dish, that everyone will love.

How to Make the Best Baked Beans

Bacon, Canned Beans, Ketchup, Baked Beans,The Best Baked Beans recipe
A few simple ingredients

I love the simplicity of the ingredients-hamburger, bacon, garlic, onions, pork and beans, cannellini beans, kidney beans, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar. and salt and pepper. It’s just that easy and most likely you will have most of these items in your pantry.

What canned beans are the best for Baked Beans?

I always start with pork and beans as my base. From there, you can use any beans that you like. Today, I’m using cannellini beans and kidney beans, but I have also used white beans, lima beans and butter beans. I have never used black beans in this recipe.

Bacon, Knife, Cutting Board, The Best Baked Beans recipe.

Let’s get to the good part. How to Make the Best Baked Beans. I start by cutting my bacon into small pieces on my cutting board. Cutting raw bacon can be tough, so use a good sharp knife. In a stock pot on medium high, I add a bit of salt, the hamburger, bacon, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.

Canned Beans, Colander, The Best Baked Beans

After the meat is cooked through, I drain off any excess fat and put it back into the same pot. I add the cannellini beans and the kidney beans to a colander. I rinse them and drain them before I add them to the pot.

I then add the entire can of pork and beans, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar. I let it simmer to let the flavors mingle or about 20 minutes.

White Bowl with plate, Baked Beans

Don’t these baked beans look delicious? I sure hope that you will try them, you are your family are sure to love them.

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How to Make the Best Baked Beans

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Bowls, Baked Beans, Cloth Napkin, French Country

The Best Baked Beans

Serving Size:
8 servings
Time:
30 minutes
Difficulty:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Hamburger
  • 5 slices Bacon
  • 1/2 t. Garlic Powder
  • 1 T. Dried Minced Onions
  • 2 15 oz. cans Pork and Beans, do not drain, you will need the sauce for the baked beans.
  • 15 oz. can Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 c. ketchup, you can use add more for saucier beans
  • 1 T. Apple Cider Vinegar, optional
  • 1/2 c Brown Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cut the bacon into small pieces.
  2. In a stock pot on medium high, add a bit of salt, the hamburger, bacon, garlic, onion, salt and pepper.
  3. After the meat is cooked through, drain off any excess fat and put it back into the same pot.
  4. Add the cannellini beans and the kidney beans to a colander. Rinse, drain -add them to the pot.
  5. Add the entire can of pork and beans, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar.
  6. Let it simmer to let the flavors mingle or about 20 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “How to Make the Best Baked Beans”

  1. Leslie Watkins

    Baked beans are always so much a favorite side for summer here, too. Our southern version is quite different from this one…only pork and beans are used and always bacon and onion…we always add a bit of mustard and ketchup along with the brown sugar to ours and that’s it! I need to try your version with the vinegar and garlic!

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