These sweet and savory Easy Baked Beans are a no-brainer for your summer cookout. Made with thick bacon, fresh green pepper and plenty of brown sugar, they make a delicious side everyone will love.

Easy Baked Beans by The BakerMama

The Baked Beans Your Cookout is Needing

Oooh, I’m getting so excited for summer cookouts, y’all! I can almost smell burgers on the grill now! And since we’re gearing up for a summer of outdoor eating, I just had to share my Easy Baked Beans. This baked beans recipe has been at our summer cookouts for as long as I can remember. Sweet, saucy and slow cooked for maximum deliciousnes, it’s a side dish everyone will love.

Baked Beans by The BakerMama

Saucy pork and beans make the base for this sweet and savory side. Thick bacon, fresh peppers and onions, and of course plenty of brown sugar to sweeten the deal. The recipe is so simple and so, so tasty. It comes together quickly and bakes up bubbly and impossible to resist.

Baked Beans by The BakerMama

How to Make Easy Baked Beans

First preheat the oven to 350°F. Then grease a 3 quart or 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.

Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove and set aside. Keep the bacon drippings in the pan.

Add the chopped onion and green pepper to the pan with the bacon drippings and let sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.

Cut the bacon into small pieces. Reserve about 2 tablespoons to garnish the top of the beans with.

In a large bowl, mix together the beans, the remaining bacon pieces, brown sugar, ketchup, yellow mustard, sauteed onions and green pepper. Spoon into prepared dish. Sprinkle with the reserved bacon pieces.

Baked Beans by The BakerMama

Bake, uncovered, for about 60-75 minutes or until beans are thickened and bubbly. Serve and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Baked Beans by The BakerMama

More Side Dishes to Complete Your Summer Cookout

Crumbled cornbread, fresh veggies, ranch dressing and bacon take this delicious Layered Cornbread Salad to new heights. Better make a double recipe because everyone will be coming back for seconds! For a zesty summer side dish, this Pesto Parmesan Grilled Corn hits all the right notes. Sweet corn, nutty pesto, savory parmesan cheese, and fresh basil. It’s perfection! This Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint and a Balsamic Glaze is so light and refreshing. It’s the perfect side dish to take to a summer get-together! Super crisp oven-baked Sweet and Salty Potato Chips made with a mix of salt & peppered regular potatoes and sweetly seasoned sweet potatoes. Irresistible!

Baked Beans by The BakerMama

If you make these Easy Baked Beans, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

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Easy Baked Beans by The BakerMama

Easy Baked Beans

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x

Description

These sweet and savory Easy Baked Beans are a no-brainer for your summer cookout. Made with thick bacon, fresh green pepper and plenty of brown sugar, they make a delicious side everyone will love.


Ingredients

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  • 8 slices thick-sliced bacon
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans pork and beans
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 3 quart or 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove and set aside. Keep the bacon drippings in the pan.
  3. Add the chopped onion and green pepper to the pan with the bacon drippings and let sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Cut the bacon into small pieces. Reserve about 2 tablespoons to garnish the top of the beans with.
  5. In a large bowl, mix together the beans, the remaining bacon pieces, brown sugar, ketchup, yellow mustard, sauteed onions and green pepper.
  6. Spoon into prepared dish. Sprinkle with the reserved bacon pieces.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for about 60-75 minutes or until beans are thickened and bubbly.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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