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Freezable Sides: Baked Beans


This is a recipe my mother has been making for as long as I can remember. And in my adult life I have made them many times. I am not exaggerating when I say that every time that I make them people go nuts over them. I am asked to bring them back time and again. It could be the high quantities of sugar, or maybe it is the bacon. Who knows. They are just plain good which is all that matters.


Reisert Family care of onceamonthmeals.com


  • 2    pounds    canned pork & beans
  • 1    teaspoon    dry mustard
  • 0.5    cups    ketchup
  • 0.75    cups    brown sugar
  • 6    slices    bacon, raw, sliced


  1. Empty 1 can of beans into 1/2 quart casserole dish (or 8×8 baking dish).
  2. Combine brown sugar and mustard and sprinkle half of mixture over beans.
  3. Top with the other can of beans and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mixture.
  4. Lay raw bacon slices on top of beans in a single layer. Spread ketchup over the top of the bacon.
  5. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 2.5 hours.

Freezing Directions:

Before baking, cover with foil and freeze. To serve: Thaw in refrigerator at least partially. Bake at 350 degrees for 2.5 hours or longer if partially frozen.



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18 Responses to “Freezable Sides: Baked Beans”

  1. For some reason, it always makes me laugh when I realize how many recipes our moms “share.” Maybe I thought my mom created them. Who knows whose recipes they were? Maybe Great-Grandma Hunt? Maybe even back farther than that.

    • Karen Fetters says:

      That recipe came out of a cookbook that your Grandma Reisert has. I get the same response whenever I make them.

      • maxie says:

        Yes, I still have that cookbook and have been making these beans for about 50 years. First time I made them my grandmother, who was an incredible cook/baker, asked for my recipe! You can imagine what that did for my ego ;-)

  2. (Of course, I doubt canned pork and beans go back too much earlier. But you know what I mean.)

  3. Anne M. says:

    this sounds soo good! gonna try this! =)

  4. Geri says:

    I have the same recipe, but i don’t put it in the oven, I just cook them on the stove. It’s one of my family’s summertime BBQ recipe. THANKS!!! Geri

  5. Julie says:

    I have pretty much the same recipe(not sure on the amounts) but also add chopped onion to it. I cook mine in the crockpot all day. MMMM Now I want some beans! lol

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  7. Jan says:

    Do you cook the bacon before you bake the dish? OR do you use “raw” bacon then cook the dish?

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