Southern Baked Beans

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 lb bacon
1   large onion
1   16-ounce can pork and beans
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
5 tablespoons maple syrup
4 tablespoons ketchup





Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a skillet, fry bacon until crispy and crumble.  In the same pan using the bacon drippings, saute the onion until brown.  Mix bacon, onion, and drippings with the remaining ingredients.  Pour into a baking dish and bake covered for 45 to 60 minutes.

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I tried these baked beans for Easter dinner with a baked ham & they were received with great reviews. Paula's recipe was requested many times. This was easy to make which was greatly needed with all the other cooking I needed to do. I will be making this many times again & again!!

By marge bjorklund on April 21, 2014


Made two huge pans of these beans for a family reunion this past weekend. Awesome and everyone loved them. Will be making this again for my own enjoyment. Thank you. Mwolf

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By floridalisa on March 07, 2011


hi paula ur awesome

By sarah234 on December 11, 2010


Very good baked beans, but it seemed like a lot of bacon, mustard, and onion, for just one can of beans, so I used two cans of pork and beans. I also substituted molasses for the maple syrup. Turned out great; but next time I think I'll make this with three 16-ounce cans of beans, which I believe will hit just about perfection.

By Anonymous on May 31, 2010


Excellent - Canned pork and beans are taken to a higher level with this great, quick and easy recipe. I buy Bush's baked beans with brown sugar and bacon and follow the recipe minus the syrup. GOOD STUFF! Semi-homemade the way it SHOULD be.

By Anonymous on April 11, 2010


I followed the recipes to the tee for a seven lb mix. However I did add 2 tablespoons of liquid smoke to enhance the aroma. Please use only 100% real maple syrup to layer the flavors. Here is a true winner since I'm a picky bean eater. From a excellent cook in PA.. Thank you Paula

By Anonymous on March 11, 2010



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