Baked Bean Recipes

Browse more than 90 baked bean recipes, whether you like them spicy, smoky, sweet, or vegetarian. Get recipes that start with dried beans and shortcut versions, too.

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Bourbon and DP Baked Beans

Rating: 4.73 stars
I came up with this recipe after having made some bourbon baked beans and seeing a recipe for cola baked beans and I thought: Why not combine the two?

Instant Pot® Baked Beans

Rating: 4.84 stars
This recipe was passed down through my French Canadian family from my grandmother, to my mother and then to me many years ago. It traditionally takes hours to make, as we let the beans slow cook overnight in the oven on low heat. I decided to try and transform it into a much quicker Instant Pot® recipe with great success! With this method, you don't even have to presoak the beans. These are even better the next day, and they freeze well, too.

Spicy Baked Beans

Rating: 4.84 stars
Tangy and sweet old-fashioned baked beans with a little jalapeno. They're easy to make and great at a BBQ, hamburger night, a picnic, etc. My husband's favorite semi-homemade recipe. Says the sweetness and fire create a super depth of flavor. It's not strong enough to overwhelm the sweet home-style of baked beans.

Apple Baked Beans

Rating: 4.89 stars
Don't let the title or ingredients scare you away from this recipe. These are the greatest baked beans I have ever had. This recipe came from my oldest daughter's sister-in-law's father. Great for BBQs. I never have any leftovers. I hope you like them and leave your feedback.

Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans

Rating: 4.58 stars
These baked beans made in the slow cooker are slightly sweet and tangy, with a smoky, meaty flavor that everyone will love. The best part? They're very easy to make.

Mother Earth's Baked Beans

Rating: 4.56 stars
Slow-cooked richness in a fast-paced world, this hearty recipe is sure to add comfort and satisfy the largest of appetites. You'd swear it was almost homemade.

Instant Pot® Smoky Korean BBQ Baked Beans

These baked beans are made with Korean BBQ sauce and cooked long enough under pressure, with bacon, to develop a lovely smoky flavor.

Cowboy Baked Beans

Rating: 5 stars
Definitely not quick, but well worth the wait, these beans are thick, sweet, and tangy. I've never served these without someone requesting the recipe.

My Big Fat Greek Baked Beans

Rating: 4.47 stars
I used to believe the best baked beans came from Boston or Texas, but ever since I discovered this very hearty giant bean casserole, I have to give it to the Greeks. 'Big Fat' refers not only to size of the beans, but also to the huge flavor of this dish. Use the largest beans you can find: Gigante beans are the best, but Corona and lima beans also work great. Serve alongside grilled meat or simply with extra feta for a great vegetarian main.

Chef John's Boston Baked Beans

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is a great side dish with anything!

Simple Baked Beans

Rating: 4.58 stars
This baked bean recipe uses canned beans instead of the dry type so it is quick and easy to prepare.

Baked Beans from Scratch

Rating: 4.48 stars
Navy beans, molasses, and maple syrup combine to make this classic dish at home.

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Boston Baked Beans
Rating: Unrated
"I made this for a family BBQ. Everyone loved it—they actually fought over the leftovers. Really great baked bean recipe!" – Kmarie
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Boston Baked Beans

Rating: 4.58 stars

A wonderful old-fashioned baked bean flavor. This recipe has served by family for 29 years and originally came from my mother-in-law. It tastes great served with fresh cornbread or biscuits and honey. Although you need to allow time for soaking and simmering the beans, this recipe is still quite easy.