The Best Baked Beans Ever

Just thinking about my baked beans is making my tummy grumble with excitement! This is the best side dish recipe to make when you want to impress your friends and family members! They are literally the best baked beans I’ve ever had.

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The best baked beans

I would say this is a very easy recipe with little ingredients. You will definitely want to start this recipe early because it will take 3 hours to bake. But time will result in the best tasting beans you’ve ever had!

The best baked beans

The ingredient that makes this recipe stand out is truly the red bell pepper! It adds the a sweet touch pairing perfectly with the yellow onions.

The best baked beans

After cooking the bacon, sauté both the red bell peppers and the onions in the bacon oil for about 6-8 minutes.

The best baked beans

Then you combine all the ingredients in a large size pot. Top your bean mixture with uncooked pieces of bacon. Then you will bake your baked beans at 300 degrees F for 2.5-3 hours.

The best baked beans
The best baked beans

The best baked beans
After 3 hours of baking at 300 degree F. The brown bits on the sides are the best part 🤤

The best baked beans

The Best Baked Beans Recipe


  • 8 strips bacon divided (4 cooked & 4 uncooked) chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 3/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molases
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke(optional)
  • 3 cans baked beans (48-50 oz total)


1. Preheat oven to 300 degree F. Fry 2/3 of the bacon in a medium skillet and set aside(save 1/3 uncooked bacon).

2. reserve 2 tablespoon of bacon grease, sauté onions and peppers in it for about 6-8 minutes

3. Chop up the cooked bacon into pieces. mix all ingredients together except the 1/3 uncooked bacon into a shallow baking dish.

4. Chop up the uncooked bacon and sprinkle the over the top of the beans

5. bake uncovered for 2.5-3 hours @ 300 degrees

6. Enjoy when warm!

Leave a comment below with your favorite side dish to make/bring to a dinner! Check out my post below for a very easy Focaccia Bread! You will not be able to stop eating it 😋

Focaccia recipe

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