Easy Baked Beans

Easy Baked Beans

I believe that soaking white beans overnight, cooking them for an hour, draining them, then adding ingredients and cooking them for another 45 mins to an hour is too much. I just buy a can of beans and add some flava to them. Best baked beans ever! 

Bacon is a blessing. I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of eating it. However, I would never deny the flavor it adds to food. I use the grease for that very reason in this recipe. Leave the bacon in if you love bacon. But, I remove it and add a different protein.

Ground beef. Very lean ground beef. Why? You don’t want to worry with drained the excess fat off the meat and risk losing that yummy bacon grease flavor. 

I used my Cosori multi cooker for this. It was just easier. I was able to simmer and bake all in the same unit. But, a pot and a baking dish works fine. 

Use my measurements as a guide. My family loves sweet and sticky baked beans. If you prefer it more savory, cut back on the brown sugar and honey. 

Happy Cooking,

B. Coop

Easy Baked Beans
Serves 6
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Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 4 slices bacon (chopped)
  2. 1/3 cup onions (diced)
  3. 1/3 cup green bell pepper (diced)
  4. 1 lb lean ground beef
  5. 2 (28 oz) cans baked beans
  6. 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  7. 3 T brown sugar
  8. 8 oz honey
  9. 1 tsp onion powder
  10. 1 tsp garlic powder
  11. Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, fry bacon.
  2. Remove bacon and leave the bacon grease (keep bacon in if you'd like)
  3. Add the onion and bell pepper; saute for 2 mins
  4. Add in the ground beef and brown
  5. Pour in the baked beans
  6. Add all remaining ingredients
  7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F*
  8. Pour beans into a greased baking dish
  9. Bake beans uncovered for 45 mins or until they are as thick as desired.
  10. Enjoy!
  1. *If you're using the Cosori Multi Cooker, bake at 300 degrees F and do not cover with the lid. Check often to prevent burning.
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