Best Baked Beans Recipe

Best Baked Beans Recipe

This classic, flavorful baked beans recipe is the ultimate barbecue and potluck side. Made with barbecue sauce and bacon, they're sure to be a hit.
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat to 325 F.
  2. Step 2

    In a large cast-iron skillet over high heat, add the diced Canadian bacon. Stir occasionally until the bacon has browned.
  3. Step 3

    Lower the heat to medium, add the diced onion and bell pepper. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Add the beans with the liquid from the cans, the brown sugar, barbecue sauce, vinegar, ketchup, mustard, and garlic powder. Stir to combine the ingredients and cook on medium-low until the mixture is bubbling.
  5. Step 5

    Top the beans with the 6 slices of bacon. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the mixture is bubbly, thickened, and the bacon topping is crisp, about 2 hours.
  6. Step 6

    Allow to cool for a few minutes and then serve. Be careful not to stir too much to avoid breaking up the beans.