Dec 022017

Last weekend I needed to make some baked beans for a cookout and wanted to try a new recipe. I found this recipes for Anastasia’s Best-Ever Baked Beans, and thought it sounded good. My son who isn’t a big baked bean lover, loved them. He ate two helpings and then the next night ate the leftovers. I have to say I agree with him, they were really good.

Anastasia’s Best-Ever Baked Beans
5 cans of pork and beans (15 ounce cans)
2 medium or 1 large onion, chopped (yellow or sweet onion, not vidalia)
1 to 2 tablespoons butter (for sauteing onions)
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar (use less for less sweetness)
6 to 8 slices uncooked bacon, each cut in half or thirds

Preheat oven to 325 degrees f. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Saute onions over medium to medium-high heat in butter until onions are tender and translucent.

Mix beans, sauteed onions, ketchup, mustard, molasses and brown sugar until blended well. Pour in prepared baking dish. Top with uncooked bacon in single layer. Bake on middle rack of oven uncovered for 2-3 hours. Beans are ready when the top is dark and caramelized. Serve warm. Enjoy!

These can also be thrown together and cooked in the slow cooker set on low for 6 to 8 hours as well. It won’t get that nice caramelize top, but it will still be delicious if you’re in a pinch for time. Be sure to saute you onions!


Weekend Cooking is hosted @ Beth Fish Reads

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  29 Responses to “Weekend Cooking: Anastasia’s Best-Ever Baked Beans”

  1. Nice retro recipe! I haven’t had baked beans in a long time.

    best… mae at

  2. This recipe sounds interesting with the bacon added across the top. Funny- I just saw the Broadway show Anastasia ( I know it has nothing really to do with the beans) Glad you found a bean recipe that your son could enjoy!

  3. I’ve never baked beans. If I have them it is a case of open a can and heat!!

  4. I haven’t made baked beans in a long time but those look wonderful with the bacon on the top.

  5. Love the addition of bacon!

  6. Looks easy and good. Perfect for casual entertaining.

  7. We’re definitely having the perfect weather for a good batch of baked beans. I love them and don’t make them often enough. Thanks for the reminder.

  8. This looks like an easy but satisfying recipe for baked beans — a timesaver in lieu of soaking dried beans overnight.

  9. While I don’t have my mom’s recipe for baked beans, these ingredients remind me of the taste of hers: onion, ketchup, brown sugar – with bacon strips laid across the top. Thanks for taking me down memory lane 🙂

  10. I think the only baked beans I have ever eaten were out of a tin… Long time ago. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

  11. I know those were delicious! That’s a good flavor combo, the molasses and bacon.

  12. My brother in law is always requesting baked beans with bacon and this sounds perfect! I like the slow cooker option!

  13. This recipe sounds easy and good. I am going to try to make it for a party I am going to in a couple of weeks. I am bringing a sugar ham too so these would go well.

  14. Looks perfect. I love bacon.

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