A family favorite Baked Beans recipe that will feed a crowd or just the family with plenty of leftovers for the next day. This is the best baked beans recipe you will ever taste. Perfect barbecue side dish recipe served with ribs, chicken or beef. Delicious homemade baked beans with canned beans and bacon.
Add all the ingredients, except the bacon to a large 9 x 13 baking pan
Stir well to combine.
Arrange bacon slices across the top of the beans.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for 2 ½ hours or until the bacon is browned and slightly crispy.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving.
All canned beans are not equal. Some have way more liquid than beans. If you use a very runny can of pork and beans the baked beans will be very runny. Pour a small amount of the liquid out of the can before adding the bean to the baking pan. Save it in case you need it later.
Do not omit the onion.
You can adjust the brown sugar, slightly.
Use a spoon to scoop off the excess grease that might come to the top of the baking pan, if needed.
Place the 9 x 13 inch baking pan on a cookie sheet to prevent spills when moving the pan to and from the oven.
Which canned pork and beans?:I prefer VanCamps pork and beans. The beans taste good and are high quality.
Bacon: Bacon brands can vary in quality. Buy the best you can afford.
Brown sugar: I always use dark brown sugar because it is made with molasses and add just enough flavor.
Onions: Please do not be tempted to leave out the onions.