Baked Beans RecipeI grew up with eating home cooked meals.  One of my all time favorites as a kid (and as an adult) was my  mom’s baked beans.  The recipe was super simple, but so delicious. Now as a mom, I do a lot of cooking with some very classic recipes.
After going to many get together’s over the years, I have found that a majority of my friends and family in the Midwest use a major name canned baked beans. Growing up, I did not even know such a thing existed.  The closest I thought of canned baked beans was buying a can of pre-cooked pork n beans.

Now I have tried quiet a  few brands of “baked beans” over the years, and all of them have been dry with minimal flavor (basing this on what I grew up knowing baked beans can taste like).  More recent, I have found an overwhelming love of my baked beans by anyone that tries them.  So I have decided to share my recipe with you. This recipe can be used in crock-pot as well as the oven.

Easy Southern Baked Beans Recipe

(serves 10-12)


What you’ll need:Baked Bean Recipe

  • 6 cans pork n beans
  • large yellow or white onion, chopped finely.
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Mustard
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar (I prefer the darker kind, either will work)
  • 4 tbsp Maple Syrup (cheap stuff is fine)
  • 6-8 slices of bacon, cut in smaller pieces
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 13″ x 9″ casserole dish or larger






Oven Version

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in casserole dish. I love to place some of the bacon on top so it slightly crisps, this is optional though. Place in oven, and cook for a minimum of 45 minutes.



Slow Cooker Version:

Mix all ingredients into crock-pot and cook on low for 3 hours, then remove lid and cook on low for 30 minutes more.


Baked Beans are perfect as left overs.  This is one of those foods that gets better the longer it cooks.  Enjoy!

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