Two Large Cans of Campbells Baked Beans (53-1/4 ounce cans)
One Large white onion chopped up in small pieces
One pound of Dark brown sugar
1/4 cup of Ketchup
Mix all the ingredients together in a baking dish. Mix them together as best you can, but the brown sugar will be lumpy until it’s been baked for a while so don’t be concerned about that. Once you have it mixed as well as you can place in a 400 degree F. oven and bake until it’s start to bubble. At that point the brown sugar is dissolved so you’ll want to stir the beans really well one more time.
Turn the oven down to 350 degrees F. and bake for at least 2 hours, probably 2-1/2 hours. Take them out of the oven and as they cool they will thicken up. Enjoy! -Mike McGroarty from, http://freeplants.com
Best beans ive ever baked. Will be doing this a lot more often. Cant feed the family fast enough with this recipe
We make ours the same way, except we add mustard and few tablespoons of Jack Daniels bar b q sauce. Lay strips of bacon on top. Everyone loves ’em ! I grew up in charleston and these are standard side dish at ALL gatherings. Love those beans!
We make outs the same way, except we add mustard and few tablespoons of Jack Daniels bar b q sauce. Everyone loves ’em ! I grew up in charleston and these are standard side dish at ALL gatherings. Love those beans!
ron wray says
thanks for the receipt i have made a lot of b beans ,now i am gonna try your , thanks for all your tips mike
Delicious recipe…thank you so much, Mike!
Patsy Nolen says
I tried the receipe, and I would not change a thing. They were wonderful. I plan on making them again real soon.
Just a little more info concerning baked beans:
My uncle ran a small bakery near an industrial area in Michigan that employed many people. Approx. 100 gal of beans were baked in his ovens each day so that the ovens would never be idle. The aroma of fresh baked bread and baked beans was the reason that he sold out every day to the folks getting off from work in the afternoon.
Thank you and your family for shareing your recipe. I will make it for whatever is the next get together we will have coming up.
Darlene Davis says
Fun to see you cook! I too add about a teaspoon of dry mustard (tablespoon of prepared), bacon, onion, tablespoon of molasses. Baked the same way as yours. Good…..
I have learned so much from my emails from you! Thank you so much.
Yes they are great! I had forgotten how good they can be.
I always add sausage links (cut into bite size pieces) to mine. There are a lot of variations to this recipe.
Thank you for sharing your Grandma’s recipe. It looks wonderful. Baked beans are always a wonderful addition to a meal, especially a cook out.
I THINK IT IS PORK AND BEANS INSTEAD OF BAKED BEANS.
If you add a 1/4 cup of molasses, they are even better!
Isn’t that a lot of brown sugar?? If I use pork and beans I use more sugar than if I use baked beans. I also add hot dogs so that my grandchildren will eat the beans.
Grandma Vena says
Last time I made baked beans they turned out to be useful as an adherent in the garage workshop. It was like hard pellets in thick glue. Good times. I will use your recipe this time. Hopefully My family will be willing to eat them. Wish me luck. LOL
Jo Wolf says
Sounds mysteriously like Tinkham’s world famous “Cowboy Beans” here abouts we add Jimmy Dean Hot and Spicy Sausage (browned and drained) either a jalepeno or for light weights like me some red pepper flakes. They sound delicious either way.
Patsy Nolen says
I am an old woman and don’t know much about computers. Mostly I use it for a typewriter to type recipes and letters to friends. I want you to know I enjoy getting your mail. My computer is an older model and I do not get all your video’s. I just want you to know I print off a lot of your information. Have a GREAT day.
That’s an awful lot of baked beans, Mike. could you break that down in to a manageable amount? Maybe enough to serve 4> Thank You
annette miller says
hello I had to watch the video because I was afraid you where going to give my MILLER family recipe close but not this time Yours look good but as usual I think mine are the best I hope your BBQ was great and may god smile down on you and bless the things you do
Sue Gartner says
Thanks for the recipe Mike. My recipe is very similar except I add some bacon grease and maple syrup with a little bit of brown mustard. I enjoy your videos hope you will keep sending them. Sue
Just wanted to thank you and your M-I-L for the great baked bean recipe.
Also while I’m here, Thank you for all the plant information and Videos that you share with us.
Pernette Behrendt says
Thanks for giving me a boost up got it and i was wondering if that willow is the same as the Japanese Corkscrew Willow?
sally wood says
You will never be a finalist on a cooking show, but I loved the video of you making Grandma Miller’s
baked beans. The recipe sounds great and I’m going to do it the next time I do barbequed ribs. I may add a little dry mustard, hope Grandma doesn’t mind.
Thanks for the fun and info.
Margie Miller says
Who needs all that sugar? There’s plenty of sugar in the cans of baked beans (already added during processing), no need to add more. I am sure it tastes delicious, but…..
Margie Miller (not the same Margie Miler as your mom in law!)
Rochelle Haydysch says
Very good Mike we tried them turn out well, keep up all the good information Thanks Rochell
PS this was for your baked beans.
Jerry Bolt says
Thanks ill try them next sunday for sure.
Mama Dot says
Thank you as always. Same recipe I use little different half a box of dark brown sugar an good olde Molasses. But all good old Family recipe are the BEST. Keep all the HELPFUL HINTS coming. God Bless you and yours.
This recipe is almost the same as mine, so know it is Yummy! I use pork and beans insteaad of “baked beans” and cook up a little bacon to stir into mine. Might have to cook up some myself!
Thanks for sharing Grammaw!
Sounds real good, I might try this recipe, but have you ever put strips of bacon on top or put some chopped green peppers in it too. Really good with the peppers. Thank your Mother in law for the recipe. Geri
Jennifer Hanley says
Hi Mike! If you add some diced, cooked and drained bacon, a tsp of instant coffee and a 1/4 tsp dried mustard you have my “Grandma Zoah’s” recipe! Good stuff! I enjoy your tips and am starting my own backyard nursery this fall. Thanks! Jen
liz Bowen says
Great little video, and so nice to see your home kitchen!. It would have been even better had you shown the end product – and maybe you having a taste of finished product.
My grandmothers is the same, Try adding cooked ground beef or cubes of ham. the Grandchildren love it,
Patricia Biho says
sounds yummy! in the video u said ‘pork and beans’ but in the text it says ‘baked beans’…which is it? thx
My mother made the same beans, but she chopped bacon and garlic in them.
yes the beacon is so good in this dish
MIKE, SOUNDS GREAT, WHO CANT TRUST GRAMMA’S… I WOULD INVITE YA OVER TO HAVE SOME WITH ME, BUT I’M A TAD DISTANCE FROM YOU IN PENNSYLVANIA.. THANKS FOR GRAMMA’S GOODNESS, BE WELL, AND GOD BLESS
Kay Kelly says
Almost like my beans except I add a pound or more of cooked bacon…yum
My Mom used to make these too but she added strips of bacon to the top of the beans before baking & that made them even better yet.