These Boston Baked Beans are full of flavor! Topped with bacon and onions they are perfect for your next barbecue. Just the right amount of sweetness and so easy to make!
Easy Baked Beans Recipe
I loved baked beans. They are the one constant whenever I have take out barbecue. Rarely do I make them at home, because I thought they were difficult. Then I remembered this recipe that I first made back in 2012!
I remembered that it was easy. It was ready in about an hour and 20 minutes. Best of all, it was delicious!
Now, I know there are baked bean recipes that have you start with dried beans and just the right fat back. This is not that recipe. This is a recipe that uses canned beans, some simple pantry ingredients and onion and bacon to make an easy baked beans recipe.
My kind of easy baked beans!
Ingredients to Make These Baked Beans with Bacon
Navy Beans - you need 3 cans.
Molasses - unsulfured. I use Plantation Organic.
Dijon Mustard - don't use regular mustard, you want that kick of Dijon.
Salt and Pepper.
How to Make Homemade Baked Beans
Like I mentioned above this recipe is crazy easy and so good!
Preheat the oven to 375.
In a bowl mix together the molasses, ketchup and mustard. Drain and rinse the beans and add them to the bowl along with some salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Scoop the bean mixture into a 2 to 3 quart casserole dish that has a cover. I used a vintage one, but this Blue Casserole would be nice!
Halve a large onion lengthwise and then slice it in 1/4 inch slices. Scatter those over the top of the beans.
Cut four slices of bacon in half crosswise and lay them over the top.
Bake covered for 30 minutes then uncover and bake 30 to 40 minutes more or until the bacon is as crispy as you'd like.
Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving. Stir well before serving to mix in all the bacon and onions!
Delicious Boston Baked Beans
We love this recipe! I love that it's so easy and my husband loves how delicious it is! It has such depth of flavor for such few ingredients!
It's not over sweet and the bacon and onions add flavor and texture.
If you want it a little sweeter you could add a tablespoon of brown sugar, but we like that it's not super sweet.
I found this recipe in Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast and it could not have been easier. I was of course completely lured in by the bacon on the top.
More Easy Side Dish Recipes:
Roasted Summer Vegetables - I make this at least once a week through the summer!
Sweet and Tart Slaw Dressing - shred some cabbage and carrots and top with this delicious dressing.
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Chive Pesto - looks fancy, taste amazing and only you know how easy it is!
Honey Mustard Broccoli Salad - the broccolis salad that everyone loves!
If you want even more tasty side dish recipes, be sure and follow my Side Dish Recipes Board on Pinterest!
Boston Baked Beans
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Cut the onions in half lengthwise and then cut into 1/4 inch slices.
- Cut the bacon slices in half crosswise.
- In a bowl mix together the molasses, ketchup, and mustard. Add the beans and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Scoop the beans into a 2 or 3 quart casserole dish with a lid.
- Scatter the onions on top and then lay the bacon on top of them.
- Bake for 30 minutes, covered. Uncover and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes or until the bacon is crispy.
- Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes, then stir before serving.
This recipe was originally published in 2012 and has been updated for 2019.