Baked Beans Recipe

This Homemade Baked Beans recipe is a must-have at all of our BBQ’s.  It’s such a simple and easy recipe, requires only FIVE ingredients, and cooks in the crock pot. Everyone who tries it agrees it’s the best baked beans recipe.

Southern Baked Beans

BEST Baked Beans Recipe

Does your family like to BBQ? My family LOVES to BBQ, which is a good thing for me because I LOVE BBQ foods. I didn’t always love it, but it’s my hubby’s favorite, and because of that we’ve had it more often, making me like it more. Now, when the Lunas BBQ, we go all out. Hamburgers, hot dogs, steak, chips, dips, salads, fruit, baked beans and more are always served. Two recipes we ALWAYS have are my mom’s Potato Salad recipe (it’s the!) and my aunt Georgie’s Baked Beans recipe. Everyone always expects these two items to be there, and they’re always gone before you know it because they are so stinkin’ good.


Well, today I’ll be sharing that yummy and easy Baked Beans recipe from my aunt. I must admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of baked beans until I had this recipe. They are just so good and go perfect with an outdoor BBQ. And I know you may be thinking things are pretty cold where you are, but things are warming up in AZ, and we’re already planning some family BBQ’s {yay for warm weather!}

Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

What kind of beans are baked beans?

The type of beans used will depend on what brand of canned Pork and Beans you buy! The beans in the pork and beans are typically some variety of Navy Beans. On the label, it might be under any of these names:

  • haricot
  • pearl haricot bean
  • boston bean
  • white bean
  • pea bean

Here’s a fun fact for you: The name “Navy bean” is an American term coined because this type of bean has a staple for the sailors in the US Navy since the mid-1800s!

Easy Baked Beans Recipe

Oh, man I LOVE Baked Beans when we BBQ!! I don’t know why for sure this recipe is my favorite, but it definitely beats any restaurant Baked Beans I have tried. Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think. 🙂

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Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

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This Homemade Baked Beans recipe is a must-have at all of our BBQ's.  It's such a simple and easy recipe, requires only FIVE ingredients, and cooks in the crock pot. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 218 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 2 30 oz cans pork and beans
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 6 slices uncooked bacon cut up
  • 1/2 c ketchup


  1. Mix all ingredients together and put into a crock pot. Cook on LOW heat for 4-5 hours.


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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. I love baked beans, but I am the only one in my family that does 🙁 So I only get them at restaurants or at other people’s houses. They look delicious though!!

  2. I started reading this post and was all excited hoping you were going to share a baked beans recipe made from scratch! I have been wanting to be able to make them from scratch for a long time (as in from dried pinto beans). I love baked beans! I used to make them similar to your recipe above, but now I just use Busch’s original baked beans and dump the can into a baking dish and bake for 30-45 min or until they thicken up and get the right look and texture to them. They are super yummy, but I feel like it would be cheaper and better PersonalPreparedness-wise to be able to make them from scratch. If anyone has a good recipe from scratch, I would love to see it! I love your blog, by the way, so I hope this comment didn’t sound critical! I just want that “from scratch” recipe

  3. This recipe looks almost exactly like my grandmother’s. The only difference was she put hers in a big ol’ iron pot and baked them in the oven for most of a day. You have my mouth watering…I need to try yours. I never got so adventurous to make hers because of that whole being at home watching the over all day thing. The crockpot would be such an awesome alternative!!! Thanks for posting.

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  5. This recipe is very similar to the one handed down to me from my mother. But mine uses hot dogs instead of bacon and I also put 1 1/2 tablespoons of molasses in mine. Very yummy!!

  6. Wish to say thanks for the recipe Easy Pasta Salad that is also a hit a BBQs:

    Just a friendly reminder in South Africa what is know as a hit at a BBQ is beer. Lots of beer. And more beer.

    Have a good one.

  7. I make my baked beans similar only use cans of any type of Buschs baked beans, add the brown sugar and some molasses and bake 250 for about an hour. The molasses really thickens them up nicely!