Baked beans

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Servings: 12 servings
Cook Time: 45 min
Difficulty: Easy

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6 slices bacon, diced
2 cups chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cups brown sugar
2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 cup water
4 (28-ounce) cans pork and beans, drained and rinsed





Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until browned and crispy. Add onions and a dash of salt and pepper. Allow to cook for a few minutes.

In a large bowl, mix together pinto beans, brown sugar and diced tomatoes. Add to Dutch oven and allow cooking.

Add 1 cup of water and pork and beans to pot. Cook for 30 minutes.

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Does this recipe really call for 4-28 oz cans of pork and beans? 112 oz?

By John John on July 03, 2011


I love this recipe. I use it several ways. I make the original recipe for baked beans, which any self respecting southener knows are mandatory with ham and sweet potatoes or at a BBQ. When I am craving beanies and weenies I leave the juice in the pinto beans and add smoked sausages and make beer bread to go with... When I am craving pinto beans, I simply substitute all beans for pintos, including juice, whip out my black iron skillet and make corn bread. I will never soak and boil pintos again - Thank you Paula for that!

By Connie in Memphis on January 29, 2011


Very good and oh so easy to make. I doubled the recipe in order to feed a crowd at a barbecue cookoff. Everyone enjoyed! Carolyn Tillery Mount Vernon, TX

By Anonymous on June 17, 2010


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