Easy Baked Beans

We love these baked beans! They are super easy, but feel a little fancy. This recipe is from The Pioneer Woman, but with a few tweaks. I love her easy & approachable recipes, don’t you? Here you go! Just in time for your summer barbecues.

Easy Baked Beans

Category: Beans & Legumes, SIDES

Easy Baked Beans


  • 1 package of bacon prepared in the oven (reserve 4 TBS bacon drippings)
  • Half a large onion, chopped
  • Half a green pepper, chopped
  • 4 (16 oz) cans of baked beans (I used Bush’s Best Original)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (I use Mark’s Sweet & Spicy)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 TBS Dijon mustard
  • Fresh thyme for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 13×9 inch pan.
  2. Add onions and peppers to reserved bacon drippings in a large pot (needs to be large, because you are adding all the other ingredients in a bit) and sauté until tender.
  3. Add beans (beans & all of the liquid, too) and remaining ingredients & bring to a simmer.
  4. Pour the bean mixture into your prepared 13x 9 pan.
  5. Bake the beans until they are are bubbly and the sauce has thickened. This will take around 1.5 – 2 hours.
  6. Remove from oven & let stand for 10 minutes or so.
  7. Top with the bacon you prepared in the oven & garnish with some thyme.


The original recipe is from The Pioneer Woman. I made tweaks to her recipe for my taste & ease of preparation.

Here is the link to her recipe: https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a9890/the-best-baked-beans-ever/


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