Brown Sugar Baked Beans with Bacon | Easy Baked Beans Recipe

Why settle for plain old baked beans out of the can when you can jazz them up with brown sugar and smoky bacon in just 20 minutes? This recipe is so quick to make that you will be serving it all the time at barbecues and potlucks!

Brown Sugar Baked Beans with Bacon 

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 cans (29 oz. each) good quality baked beans
  • 3 T. brown sugar
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked & chopped
  • 3 T. ketchup
  • 2 T. onion powder or dried minced onion
  • 2 t. mustard powder
  • Fresh black pepper to taste

Start out by chopping up your four strips of cooked bacon. Kristy used the Rada Food Chopper, so it took no time at all to chop it up.

chop up the bacon to be spread on top of the baked beans

Now add your brown sugar, ketchup, onion, and mustard powder to your container of store-bought baked beans. Mix well and remember, you can add black pepper if you would like. Pour the mixture into a casserole pan or a fun container like what is pictured above.

pour the beans and extra ingredients into a pan for baking

Sprinkle your bacon on top of the baked bean mixture. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

place bacon on top of the baked beans and then it is ready to go in the oven

That’s it! That is all it takes to spice up some regular baked beans and have a simple and delicious dish to bring to all kinds of parties.

It is a little more interesting than just regular baked beans and from start to finish will take you less than 30 minutes.

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Food Chopper Features

Our Food Choppers do much more than just chop vegetables. You can use the chopper when browning hamburger. This food chopper breaks the hamburger up allowing it to cook evenly.

The Food Chopper is also great for cutting the perfect sized biscuits or sugar cookies. You can also use it as a mold for sliders!

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Everything is better with bacon! 

Check out this video for step by step video directions on how to make this recipe.


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Start Video Transcript

Hi, Kristy in the Rada Kitchen and today I want to share a recipe for Brown Sugar Baked Beans with Bacon and you do use canned baked beans, but why settle for just canned ones when you can make them with bacon? So I’m going to share that recipe with you.

The first thing you need is 3 tablespoons of brown sugar. We’re going to add the brown sugar to two 29 ounces cans of good quality baked beans. And then were going to add 3 tablespoons of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of onion powder or you could use minced onions, and then 2 teaspoons dry mustard. That’s it, that’s how easy it is.

Of course we have the bacon, so we’re going to put that on the top. So first we’ll put this in the container you want to bake it in. So you could put it in a casserole or if you want to get all cutesy you can put it in a little container like this, as long as it is oven safe.

And you will be baking this in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until it is hot. Now comes the best part. I have four strips of bacon here and with this food chopper it is really easy to crumble that up. So what you’ll do is sprinkle that over the top or on your cute little container you can just put it in the middle.

Alright, so we are going to cover these and put them in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

End of Video Transcript

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