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Baked Beans (Quick Southern-Style)

2 - 3 servings
Prep info
15 min fry & prep veggies + 5 min saute + 10 min simmer + 2 hrs bake + 5 min stand
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
2 hours, 35 minutes
Time required
2 hours, 35 minutes
Oven preheat
beans comfort food


  • 3 bacon (slices, halved)
  • 60 g diced onion
  • 30 g diced green bell pepper
  • 800 g canned baked beans (or pork and beans)
  • 1/4 c barbecue sauce (or brown sauce)
  • 40 g Sugar (Brown)
  • 4 t Vinegar (Cider)
  • 1 t dry mustard (or 1 T Dijon mustard)


Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325F/Gas 3/160C.

Fry bacon in large, deep sauté pan skillet until bacon has partially cooked and released about 2 teaspoons drippings. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels.

Add onions and peppers to drippings in pan and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans and remaining ingredients bring to a simmer. (If skillet is not large enough, add beans and heat to a simmer then transfer to a large bowl and stir in remaining ingredients).

Pour flavored beans into a greased ovenproof pan. Top with bacon, then bake until beans are bubbly and sauce is the consistency of pancake syrup, about 2 hours.

Let stand to thicken slightly and serve.


SJ Note 6 Jul 2010: These are good!  I'll be tweaking the taste as we keep making these, but it's a good start.

SJ Note 8 Sept 2010: These are good with brown sauce instead of barbecue sauce, too.