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Baked Beans, made from scratch. Full recipe at Taste of Southern . com.

Baked Beans Recipe, made from scratch.

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Follow easy step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making these delicious Baked Beans… from scratch. We start out with dry Navy Beans, soak them overnight then, we add bacon and a few other surprises to make some of the best beans you’ve ever enjoyed. Did I mention we slow cooked them for about 7 hours? Oh yeah… they’re that good. We’ve even got a printable recipe.



  • 1 lb of dry Navy Beans, soak overnight
  • 1 lb of Ground Beef, 80/20, cooked and drained
  • ½ lb of Bacon, diced, lightly cooked
  • 1 cup Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Bell Peppers, diced
  • 2 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 ½ cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce
  • ½ cup Grandmas Molasses
  • 2 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Texas Pete Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • ¼ cup Yellow Mustard
  • ¼ cup Ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper


  1. Sort through dry beans to remove any stones or hard beans.
  2. Place beans in a large pot, cover with water, soak overnight.
  3. Drain beans, place in a large baking pan.
  4. Peel the outer skin from an onion, dice it up.
  5. Brown ground beef in a skillet placed over medium heat. Drain off fat.
  6. Add cooked beef to pan with beans.
  7. Add onions.
  8. Add Bell Peppers.
  9. Chop bacon into small pieces. Place bacon in skillet, brown lightly.
  10. Add cooked bacon and bacon grease to pan with beans.
  11. Add Tomato Sauce.
  12. Add brown sugar.
  13. Add Molasses.
  14. Add Yellow Mustard.
  15. Add Garlic Powder.
  16. Add Liquid Smoke.
  17. Add Texas Pete Hot Sauce
  18. Add Worcestershire Sauce
  19. Add beef broth.
  20. Gently stir all ingredients together until mixed well.
  21. Cover pan tightly with aluminum foil.
  22. Place in pre-heated 300 degree oven, bake covered for 3 hours.
  23. Add Ketchup.
  24. Add Salt if needed.
  25. Add Black Pepper, stir well.
  26. Return beans, uncovered, back to oven and bake about one hour or until beans are tender. Remember, mine took 7 hours total.
  27. Serve warm and enjoy!


This recipe can also be made using canned Pork and Beans as opposed to the dry beans. I suggest using Bush’s brand if you can find them. Use four 16oz cans. If using dry beans, cut down on baking time by pre-cooking your beans in boiling water for one hour or longer.

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