Quick Baked Beans with Smoked Bacon

Quick Baked Beans with Smoked BaconRecipe
James Carrier
Take a shortcut and start with a can of Boston-style baked beans and add smoked bacon, onion, ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard for an easy bean side dish.
Makes 10 servings


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6 ounces thin-sliced apple wood- smoked or regular bacon (about 6 slices), cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 onions (about 1 lb. total), peeled and chopped
3 cans (28 oz. each) Boston-style baked beans
1/2 cup catsup
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon dry mustard


1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat, stir bacon often until browned and crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Discard all but 1 1/2 tablespoons fat in pan.

2. Add onions to pan and stir often until they begin to brown and stick to bottom of pan, 7 to 9 minutes. Add beans and their liquid, catsup, brown sugar, dry mustard, and cooked bacon; mix well. Pour into a shallow 3-quart casserole.

3. Bake, uncovered, in a 350° regular or convection oven until beans are bubbling in the center, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve hot.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 316
Caloriesfromfat 19 %
Protein 15 g
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 56 g
Fiber 14 g
Sodium 1278 mg
Cholesterol 22 mg