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Down Home Baked Beans Recipe
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Down Home Baked Beans
Chili sauce, chopped bacon, and brown sugar add big flavor to baked beans. See more

Down Home Baked Beans

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"This is a simple recipe for baked beans, and oh so good."

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Original recipe makes 10 to 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine beans, chili sauce, onion, brown sugar and bacon. Pour into a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 13, 2007

I also made this exactly as the recipe said, with Bush's Baked Beans. It is indeed a bit sweet, which the kids loved! For a mostly adult crowd, I'd probably use 1/2 - 3/4 cup brown suger instead of 2 cups.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 21, 2008

This could be a four or five star recipe if the brown sugar was cut WAY down! It was almost to sweet to eat! It has the makings of a great recipe with some modifications.

May 15, 2007

This is the only baked bean recipe I make anymore. It always gets raves. As others have said, 1/2 to 1 cup of brown sugar is plenty. I always cook my bacon first and then saute the chopped up onion in the bacon grease before adding to the beans. And I add a couple squirts of yellow mustard to give it a bit more tang. And I always use Bush's baked beans to start - they seem to be a bit smaller in size and all the kids in our extended family like them better. This dish is awesome to use with leftover chopped up brisket.

Aug 31, 2006

The best thing about this recipe is the Chili Sauce - for this alone it deserves 5 stars! Chili Sauce adds a bit of bite, and makes this really special. For vegetarians or those avoiding pork, omit the bacon and use canned vegetarian beans - it will still taste delicious! I do have a problem with 2 cups of brown sugar - that's way, way too much for me; I start with Bush's Homestyle Baked Beans, which are already sweet, and add 2-4 tablespoons of brown sugar. I also think 1 cup of chili sauce is plenty. I saute the onion briefly, in a bit of bacon fat or canola oil. This is now our favorite baked bean dish!

Jul 31, 2006

Was the best beans I have had yet. I used pork and beans instead of regular baked beans. The pork and beans didn't have the brown sugar, so, when I added it, it all came out perfectly. I threw everything in a crock pot and just let it go for about 7 hours on low. It was perfect.

Apr 23, 2007

These baked beans were awsome. I would recommend to drain your beans prior to cooking, as my beans were soupy yet delicious!

Jul 12, 2007

These are excellent beans. I also use Bush's Baked beans, cut the sugar in half and I added 2 tbsp. mustard and 1 tbsp. of Apple Cider Vinegar.

Feb 19, 2007

Wonderful flavor, a little different from most other bean recipes I've tried. The one thing I will change when making it next time is to drain the two cans of baked beans. Mine came out very soupy. Luckily the great flavor made up for it!


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  • Calories
  • 484 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 19.1 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 11.8 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 884 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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