Bacon baked beans in a serving dish garnished with parsley.

Baked Beans

The best baked beans slow cooked in a sweet and savory sauce with plenty of bacon. Baked beans is an easy side dish that pairs well with chicken, beef and pork. These are the best beans you'll ever eat!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword baked beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 165kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 8 slices bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 3 15 ounce cans pork and beans partially drained
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until partially done. Remove the bacon from the pan.
  • Pour some of the bacon fat out of the pan, leaving about 1 tablespoon of fat in the pan.
  • Add the onions to the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes or until translucent. Season the onions with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the beans, mustard, brown sugar, molasses, ketchup and apple cider vinegar to the pan. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the bean mixture into the prepared dish. Layer the pieces of bacon over the top.
  • Bake for 2 hours or until bean mixture has thickened and bacon is browned. Stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve immediately.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.8mg