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The Best Baked Beans

The Best Baked Beans

Charlotte Hancey
Crispy bacon and browned onions are the secret to taking baked beans to the next level. The only baked beans recipe you'll ever need!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 8 slices bacon, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow onions, chopped
  • 2 (1 lb each) cans Pork and Beans, undrained
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 325. Heat a large, deep skillet or pot to medium-high and cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from pan to drain on a paper towel-lined plated. Remove all but 2 tablespoons bacon grease from pan.
  • Add the onions and cook until tender and browned. Add beans, ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, Worcestershire, bacon, salt and pepper to the pan. Stir to combine.
  • Transfer to a baking dish then cover with lid or tin foil and bake 30 minutes. (If using an oven safe dish-leave in and cover) Uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
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