Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
12 Mins
Bake Time
55 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Transform canned pork and beans into superb baked beans by stirring in peppery-sweet root beer, dry mustard, and hot sauce. The 5-minute prep time might make this dish one of your summertime favorites.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon.

Step 2

Sauté diced onion in hot bacon drippings in skillet over high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Stir together onion, crumbled bacon, beans, and remaining ingredients in a lightly greased 1-quart baking dish.

Step 3

Bake beans, uncovered, at 400° for 55 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

Ratings & Reviews

Pami45's Review

September 02, 2014
Big Hit at the Labor Day BBQ

JessieM7's Review

July 02, 2014

AmberLaird's Review

July 05, 2013
Made this side dish for an Independence Day party I hosted. I made it according to directions, but mistimed it and it ended up being done about 45 minutes ahead of the grilled food. I just kept it in the oven on the 'warm' setting and albeit my fear of it potentially being overdone, it turned out wonderful. Everyone loved it and thought it had great flavor.

Louisagrizz1's Review

May 31, 2013
I personally would never use pork and beans so will gladly be using regular backed beans then turning up the flavor

Sherrypie1953's Review

May 28, 2012

CarolHa's Review

May 22, 2012
Wondering - why not diet root beer??? Haven't tried it yet, but it sounds intriguing.

CarolynPoe's Review

January 16, 2012

Kristina's Review

May 30, 2011
I cooked these longer at a lower temperature and they turned out great! Definitely my new favorite baked bean recipe.

dessertmom's Review

January 30, 2011
WOW!! My family loved this recipe. The only thing I did different was added a pound of ground beef and doubled the sauce. It was wonderful!!

MelissaIngram's Review

October 08, 2010
This was easy and delicious. I can definitely taste the root beer. This will be my go to recipe for potluck dinners and family get-togethers. Just wonderful!