Once you try this easy baked beans recipe, you will never buy store bought again. It is so delicious and super easy to make for the perfect side dish.
Easy baked beans recipe
I just simply love baked beans and this easy baked beans recipe is a favorite around here. I love my personal recipe so much that when we go out to restaurants I am often disappointed at their version.
Yes… I am weird about baked beans like that. 🙂 Warmer weather will be here before we know it and this is my favorite side dish to bring to family gatherings and barbecues.
If there is one thing I HAVE to have a cookout, it is baked beans. Anyone else agree?
We even have an easy crockpot Baked Bean recipe that is super easy if you prefer using the slow cooker!
Tip for easy baked beans:
If you have picky eaters in your house… whether it is your kids or your spouse, I suggest you invest in a little chopper. Here is the one that I like the best.
These are great, because they get the onions and vegetables really small. They end up being hidden in our baked beans or in any recipe, but you still get the the flavor.
I actually keep diced onions and peppers in the freezer for recipes as well. Learn and how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!
This is one of the ways I meal prep and it makes meal time so much easier. I love being able to grab the sliced bell peppers from the freezer for this stir fry dish and other recipes.
It really helps make cooking dinner on busy weeknights much easier. Anytime I can save a few minutes, I am all about it!
So many recipes are complicated and time consuming. If you can chop, mix, and throw in the oven, then you can make this delicious recipe and WOW your guests. 😉
This easy baked beans recipe freezes great.
Make the entire batch and freeze the left overs. We do it all the time.
I like to freeze it flat in freezer bags but you could also use freezer containers if you prefer. This is perfect to enjoy for lunches during the week.
This is a great idea when you just don’t have any time and can grab this from the freezer. We love doing this!
This recipe is super easy and you will save a ton of money from buying store bought canned baked beans. Make them from scratch and save mone.
Plus, you get get better tasting baking beans. It is a win-win. 🙂
Just reheat in the microwave or in a a small pot. I personally think they taste even better left over. 😉
What to serve with easy baked beans?
- The Best Cheesy Potato Casserole (made with frozen hashbrowns!)
- Cucumber & Onions Salad Recipe
- BBQ Sloppy Joes Recipe – the Best Weeknight meal!
- Make sure you check out my roundup of the BEST Grilling recipes here.
Let’s learn how to make this simple baked beans recipe!
- pork and beans
- BBQ sauce
- brown sugar
- jalapeno juice
How to make baked bean recipe:
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix the bacon, BBQ sauce, diced onions, brown sugar and jalapeno juice together.
Once mixed, add the 3 cans of pork and beans and pour into a 9×13 baking dish.
Bake until it starts to bubble. Keep reading for the full recipe.
You can top with more jalapeno peppers if you prefer but it is optional.
Give this easy baked beans recipe a try!
Skip the store bought stuff and make this instead. It is better than Bush’s baked beans in my opinion and you save money too!
Feel free to make this your own and try new things. You can also use kidney beans with the pork and beans. We often add bell pepper with the onion.
Sometimes, I also add worchestershire sauce and liquid smoke with a brown sugar mustard mixture. Yum!
This is a great recipe and the perfect side to bring to any gathering. I can’t wait for you to try these easy baked beans.
How to freeze Baked Beans
Yes freezing baked beans is actually very easy. Check out Can you Freeze Baked Beans pot for more information.
I love being able to serve my family delicious meals that are not complicated or time consuming. This is another great example of being able to make great meals without spending a ton of time or money!
You know we like to keep things simple and this is a really great recipe. Everyone will enjoy it!
Make it this week and let us know how it turns out. We love it for cookouts, gatherings and more in the summer. However, it is so tasty we make it year round.
You can’t go wrong with this easy meal. It is frugal and delicious!
We love German Potato Salad Recipe and the bacon makes it even better for another great side dish.
Print this easy baked beans recipe below:
Quick and Easy Baked Beans
- 3 cans pork and beans
- ¾ cup BBQ sauce any brand
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons jalapeno juice from a jar or ¼ of fresh jalapenos chopped
- ¼ onion diced use a chopper
- 8 slices Bacon chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl mix the the bacon, bbq sauce, diced onions, brown sugar, and jalapeno juice.
- One mixed add 3 cans of pork and beans
- One combined pour into a 9×13 baking dish.
- Bake for 1 hour until it starts to bubble.
- Let set for about 10 minutes and then serve.
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If I use Bush’s original baked beans instead of pork and beans, would I add less bbq sauce and brown sugar?