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Baked beans are a favorite at my house.

Baked beans are one dish I make often for my family because they love them. This is a quick and easy recipe for these great baked beans. Serve them as a side dish anytime. Perfect for any gathering and everyone loves them. I have been making these baked beans for 40 years and my mother made them before me.  They keep well refrigerated when left over and the recipe can be doubled or tripled for a crowd or cut in half for a single person.  My daughter, Leigh, makes a great maple baked bean recipe you can check out here.  Her recipe has sausage.  We make it just about as much as we make this one.  I think you will love trying both recipes!

Baked Beans make a great side dish

2 (15 oz.) cans pork-n-beans, drained

1 small onion, chopped

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

1 tablespoon tomato ketchup

1 tablespoon molasses or dark syrup

2-3 slices of bacon

Drain beans, combine with all other ingredients in an oven safe casserole dish.  Place bacon slices on top.  Cook uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.  Enjoy!

Note:  You can make these beans in the crock pot, too.  Just throw all ingredients in the crock pot and cook about 4 hours.  If you cook a long time, the beans will get mushy. I make them in the crock pot a lot.

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Southern Baked Beans

This is a great and easy recipe for baked beans.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southern Baked Beans
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 2 15 oz. cans pork-n-beans, drained
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses or dark syrup
  • 2 slices bacon


  • Drain beans, combine with all other ingredients in an oven safe casserole dish. Place bacon slices on top. Cook uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.


You can make these beans in the crock pot, too. Just throw all ingredients in the crock pot and cook about 4 hours.

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  1. Kareem Smith says:

    This looks great! Is the consistency thick, like a casserole, or runny like pork and beans?

  2. I add a can of butter beans and a can of kidney beans. I cook up a 1/4 lb of bacon and add that to the beans. I also add bbq sauce and sprinkle the top with a small can of French fried onions. I usually bake in the oven.4 stars

  3. susan snell says:

    they’re great5 stars

  4. Love your site. Your recipes are my “go to” recipes. Going to make these…how many will this serve? Thanks do much!!!

  5. Susan Ferguson says:

    Southern Baked Beans Recipe:
    Do I use blackstrap molasses?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have never tried them with blackstrap molasses but I guess you could use them. I just use regular molasses.

  6. This is the way my mother taught me to fix baked beans many years ago…I have married 55 + years…much better than the canned baked beans….5 stars

  7. I fry out a few slices of bacon and then saute chopped onion in the bacon grease until tender. Add onion and grease to the beans. Then I put a couple of slices on raw bacon on top and cook until bacon looks done and beans start to dry out.

  8. Super easy and delicious!!!!!5 stars

  9. My Granny has been making this recipe for a long time we have requests at church for us to bring the baked beans this recipe is the Best !5 stars

  10. They are excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5 stars

  11. This sounds great and easy!….but if you cook them in a crockpot….for 4 hours……that’s on low heat ….right?

  12. Hi LeeAnn, Iwould love to have your sister’s recipe for baked beans Bonnie

  13. I love The Southern Lady Recipes and sayings. I also like the idea of pineapple chunks in the baked beans, going to try this one…husband is on a pineapple kick lately.

  14. I add 1 tsp worchestershire sauce to mine also

  15. Barbara B. says:

    I fry the bacon and add some of the bacon grease. Then when the beans are ready to serve, I crumble the bacon over the top. That’s much better than the half raw bacon floating around on top.

  16. jerry cundiff says:

    Add crushed or tidbit pineapple, delish!

  17. H. Huser says:

    My recipe is the same except I add a little green pepper and also a little browned hamburger to them.I love this sight!!!!!!!!!!

  18. MMMM…this is what i like old fashioned hearty and HOMEMADE !

  19. runbikeride says:

    You make the best baked beans! I wish I had some right now!!

    Love ya!

    Leigh5 stars

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