Think of this dish as classic baked beans turned all the way up to 11--sweet, smoky, and saucy, with extra richness from the slow-simmered beans. The starchiness from the cooked beans will help bind the casserole. Curry powder adds a hint of earthiness, but you can leave it out for a more straightforward flavor.

Robin Bashinsky
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Credit: Jennifer Causey

Recipe Summary

10 mins
55 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.

  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Add onion; cook 4 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally.

  • Combine bacon mixture, beans, ketchup, syrup, dry mustard, pepper, and curry powder, if using, in a large bowl. Spoon bean mixture into a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375°F for 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Carefully remove dish from oven; let beans stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 1g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 7g; sodium 101mg; sugars 9g; added sugar 8g.