Gramma Beaton's Brown Sugar Beans

Gramma Beaton's Brown Sugar Beans


"This recipe was given to me by my Aunt Joan, who got it from her neighbor. It is deceptively simple, but so good. I just took it to a potluck and got rave reviews: 'These beans are awesome!'"


14 h 10 m servings 326 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.3g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 16.5 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 305 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place beans in a Dutch oven or large casserole dish. Mix in bacon, brown sugar, and onion; season with salt and pepper. Add just enough water to barely cover the beans.
  2. Cover, and bake for 6 to 8 hours in the preheated oven. Add more water if necessary.


  • Slow cooker instructions
  • Place beans, bacon, onion, salt and pepper into a slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 to 8 hours, or until beans are tender.
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  1. 13 Ratings


I used Great Northern Beans and baked for 6 hours. I forgot to soak the beans overnight - but boiled them for 10 minutes or so and let them sit for an hour. This was worth having the oven on a...

I was relieved to find a recipe without any canned beans! I used white beans, and a combination of molasses and maple syrup rather than sugar. We took it to a BBQ, and it went so fast, I had t...

These are the best baked beans I ever had!It makes you never want to eat canned baked beans ever again.Everyone who ate them said they were better than canned.They take a long time to cook but a...

I made these overnight last night. I used Northern beans, which I prefer for baked beans. I used a whole pound of bacon and the flavor of the bacon is really nice. I found the overall taste REA...

Great tasting Easy I used 1/2 cup of maple syrup and 1/2 cup brown sugar and cooked 8 hrs slow cooker on low and they disappeared in no time

This recipe is a very good starting place. If you like sweet beans with no hotness or spice, this is for you. I will make this again, but will add some zip to it. Jalapeno, hot sauce or somet...

We loved these beans, they were so easy to prepare! I have a recipe for beans that is similar in flavor but much more labor intensive! These beans rock!!!

First off. I'd like to thank whoever posted this for putting a recipe out there that didn't include 'Can(s) of Baked Beans' in the recipe. I doubled this recipe and threw it into a big ole slow ...

Bf said he really liked these but could do without the onions and with less bacon. I used turkey bacon and less of it, but it definitely was a bit of bacon overkill. I also got a little crazy ...