Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 20 Mins
Serves 10 (serving size: 3/4 cup)

The secret to this tender baked bean medley? Rum. Make it ahead of time by preparing steps 1 and 2. Cover with foil and refrigerate up to 2 days until ready to bake.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium until crisp; remove, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 5 minutes; add garlic, and cook 1 minute.

Step 2

Stir together bacon, onion mixture, baked beans, and next 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Bake, covered with aluminum foil, 30 minutes; uncover and bake 30 more minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

A huge crowd pleaser

July 23, 2017
I've made this recipe twice, and people go nuts for it.  It's attractive - with the multi-colored beans - and extremely tasty.  To cut down on fat, I use only 4 strips of bacon and grease the pan with cooking spray, and the dish still is spectacular.


May 28, 2017
Love this one! I only had dark rum on hand. This is my new go to baked bean recipe.