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Jen’s Baked Beans

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.


8 servings

Updated: Mar. 10, 2022
My daughters wanted baked beans, so I gave homemade ones a shot. With mustard, molasses and a dash of heat, I made these beans absolutely delicious. —Jennifer Heasley, York, Pennsylvania
Jen's Baked Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/3 cups ketchup
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In an ovenproof Dutch oven, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings.
  2. Return bacon to pan. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Place in oven; bake, covered, 50-60 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

Can you freeze Jen's Baked Beans ?

Freeze cooled baked beans in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 362 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 1000mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 11g fiber), 13g protein.

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