This is a new twist on our traditional baked beans from my daughter, Leigh Harper,  and we absolutely love it. The twins love sausage so we never have any left.  Perfect for family gatherings and potlucks. Our family will be enjoying these for our July 4th events.

2 Large Cans of Bush’s Original Baked Beans (each can was 28 ounces)

1 lb of Jimmy Dean Country Mild Sausage

1/2 cup of chopped white onion

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 tablespoon of McCormick Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple

2 tablespoons of ketchup

2 tablespoons of mustard

1/3 cup of Maple Syrup

Brown sausage in skillet and drain grease. Combine sausage with all other ingredients in a casserole dish with lid and bake on 300 degrees in a preheated oven for around 2 hours or until desired consistency. Makes 8-10 servings.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Southern Baked Beans. 

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  1. I make something very similar to this and always cook them on low in the crock pot – for 5-6 hours. They are always delicious and everyone enjoys them!

  2. Do you think a slow cooker would work – too hot here for oven! If so, would you change anything?

  3. PS…. I love those McCormick Grill Mates! They sure are wonderful in all sorts of things… “They’re not just for grilling”! ; o )

  4. Me too… I’ve sometimes made this with chopped beef, onions and peppers. I love this recipe & I’m gonna both “pin it’ & print it!!

  5. thebetterbaker11 says:

    Sounds wonderful. By two LARGE cans of beans…do you mean like 15 ozs. or industrial size? I’m making for a hometown festival soon so I tend to think the LARGE can…thanks –

  6. Estelle Wilkinson says:

    Been cooking this for years only using hamburger meat which works good to

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