My Mom’s Baked Beans are one of my favorite recipes of hers. These beans may semi-homemade, but they are a fool proof, crazy-easy recipe that taste divine! My family loves these beans! You can find a more from scratch version of these beans in my cookbook.

My Mom has always been an amazing cook. My earliest memories of her cooking included my nosy little butt pulling up a stool to watch her in the kitchen. I’m sure it was annoying but she never let on that I was in the way.

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One of her many infamous recipes is her baked beans. They’re rich and tangy and perfect in every way.  And although I would usually be more “scratchy” than opening a few cans of pork & beans, I wouldn’t dare change my Mom’s recipe. It’s positively the best beans I’ve ever tasted and if it isn’t broken, why would you dare try to fix it?

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And besides being phenomenal, they’re easy too. You can whip these up in 10 minutes and they’re ready in one hour. If there was an “end-all-be-all” of beans, these would be it!

Oh yeah… and sorry there isn’t a ingredient photo. I was press for time {and day light} as I was making these to take to a friends for a night of grilling, a nice toasty bonfire and adult beverages, so as you can see I had to get moving.

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They start off with onions. Only a half cup of onions diced small so that they kind of melt into the beans while they’re baking. I bet you actually wouldn’t even know they were in there if I didn’t tell you so.

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Next, cut 4 strips cut into bitesize pieces.

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Then in a 3-quart dutch oven or oven-safe pot warmed up over medium heat. Throw in both the onions and bacon at the same time.

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Next, while stirring occasionally, cook them until the onions are soft and translucent and the bacon is cooked. Once that has happened remove them of the heat.

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Then, in a bowl add the pork and beans. In the original recipe it says two 16 oz. cans… but I can’t ever find those, so roughly 33-34 ounces of beans total is fine.

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Next add in a half cup of ketchup.

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Then a quarter cup of un-sulphured molasses.

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Next measure and add a quarter cup of dark brown sugar.

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And then a half teaspoon of both ground mustard and ground clove.

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Next give it a quick stir.

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And then add them into pot with the bacon and onion.

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Put a heavy lid on it.

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Next, place the beans into a preheated 350° oven for one hour. Not a minute more.

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Then stir it up every twenty minutes.

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They’ll be too hot to serve right away so make sure you give them time to sit and cool (about 10-15 minutes) so they’ll have a chance to thicken up a tad. These are very versatile beans; burger, hot dogs or a holiday ham.

NOTE: I realized some may feel these are less than scratchy because of the cans of beans used. “From Scratch” means different things depending on the person and I have no problem opening cans for this recipe because my grocery store sells organic cans of pork & beans and also, it’s my mom’s recipe and I love it. This recipe has been in my family for quite some time and it’s perfection and I will not change it 🙂

However, I made a more from scratch version of My Mom’s Baked Beans that you can find in my cookbook!

Enjoy! And if you give My Mom’s Baked Beans a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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My Mom's Homemade Baked Beans:
Yield: serves 8

My Mom's Homemade Baked Beans:

A treasured recipe from my mother's kitchen! Semi-homemade baked beans are a staple at any barbecue.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 4 strips of bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced very small
  • 3 (11 ounce) cans of organic pork & beans (or use your favorite)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup un-sulphured molasses
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Heat up a 3 quart dutch oven on medium heat. Cook the bacon with the onions at the same time stirring every so often. Once the onions are soft and the bacon is cooked remove them off the heat.
  3. To the onion and bacon mixture, add the beans, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, ground clove and mustard.
  4. Place the lid on and slide it into your preheated oven. Bake for a total of one hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 370mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 17g Protein: 4g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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