Memorial Day Series – Perfect Baked Beans

Every Memorial Day barbeque deserves delicious side items. These bakes beans are perfect. I’ve made them lots of times and get numerous compliments each time.


6 slices bacon
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans
1 (16 ounce) can great Northern beans, drained
2 (16 ounce) can baked beans
1 (16 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of drippings, crumble and set aside in a large bowl. Cook the onion and garlic in the reserved drippings until onion is tender; drain excess grease and transfer to the bowl with the bacon. To the bacon and onions add all of the beans. Stir in ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and black pepper. Mix well and transfer to a 9×12 inch casserole dish.
Cover and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour.

* Feel free to switch up the beans to your favorite. As long as the quantity stays the same you can use any mixture of beans you’d like.


2 comments on “Memorial Day Series – Perfect Baked Beans

  1. these look delicious. I haven’t made these w/the different flavor’d beans, but have made it w/the spices, i.e., molasses, brown sugar, mustard, etc., and it is delish!

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