Down Home Baked Beans

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    1 h 15 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 25 m

“This is a simple recipe for baked beans, and oh so good.”

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Original recipe yields 10 to 12 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine beans, chili sauce, onion, brown sugar and bacon. Pour into a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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I also made this exactly as the recipe said, with Bush's Baked Beans. It is indeed a bit sweet, which the kids loved! For a mostly adult crowd, I'd probably use 1/2 - 3/4 cup brown suger instead of 2 cups.



This is the only baked bean recipe I make anymore. It always gets raves. As others have said, 1/2 to 1 cup of brown sugar is plenty. I always cook my bacon first and then saute the chopped up onion in the bacon grease before adding to the beans. And I add a couple squirts of yellow mustard to give it a bit more tang. And I always use Bush's baked beans to start - they seem to be a bit smaller in size and all the kids in our extended family like them better. This dish is awesome to use with leftover chopped up brisket.



The best thing about this recipe is the Chili Sauce - for this alone it deserves 5 stars! Chili Sauce adds a bit of bite, and makes this really special. For vegetarians or those avoiding pork, omit the bacon and use canned vegetarian beans - it will still taste delicious! I do have a problem with 2 cups of brown sugar - that's way, way too much for me; I start with Bush's Homestyle Baked Beans, which are already sweet, and add 2-4 tablespoons of brown sugar. I also think 1 cup of chili sauce is plenty. I saute the onion briefly, in a bit of bacon fat or canola oil. This is now our favorite baked bean dish!

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Amount Per Serving (11 total)

  • Calories
  • 484 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 71.6 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 884 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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