Baked Beans in a glass bowl
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5 from 6 votes

Baked Beans

Baked beans smothered in a sweet bacon sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Beth Mueller




  • Using a dutch oven or your heaviest pan, cooking the bacon over medium heat until the bacon is almost crispy
  • Remove the bacon from the pan and remove all but about two tables spoons of the bacon grease.
  • Add the onions to the dutch oven and add the salt. Saute the onions over medium-low heat until translucent.
  • Add the garlic to the onions and sauté for about another minute. Do not let the garlic brown.
  • Add the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and chili powder to the Dutch oven.
  • Stir the mixture up very well to distribute the brown sugar.
  • Add the navy beans to the Dutch oven and mix.
  • Place Dutch oven over very low heat. You want a bare simmer. Simmer for a minimum of an hour and your beans are complete.


Can be oven baked at 225 Degrees F for 1 to hours using an oven-safe covered pot or a Dutch oven.
Can be cooked in a crock pot or slow cooker set to low for 3 to 4 hours.
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Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6.2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 993mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23.2g