Tangy Baked Beans Recipe

5 from 3 votes

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This Baked Beans Recipe is tangy and sweet but can easily be altered for no tang. There are also instructions for crockpot baked beans! YUM!

If you like sweet and tangy baked beans, keep reading! Directions on how to cook these in the crockpot are at the bottom in the recipe card. Also, tips on how to make these into ‘baked beans’ with no tang are down that way too.

Baked Beans

Baked Beans Recipe

Today, I made baked beans for you all because {1} I happen to love baked beans and don’t think I make them enough {2} they are pretty easy to throw together {3} they go well with pretty much any summer meal/grilled meat and {4} odds are you have 97% of all the ingredients in your house right now. My kind of recipe. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • The Base – This includes bacon, onion, and garlic. This starts the recipe off right, but really this base is the start of many tasty recipes.
  • For Flavor – Here’s a long list of common ingredients that will take these beans over the edge. Maple syrup, mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, brown sugar, vinegar, pepper, garlic salt, and molasses. I know that was a lot but trust me it is SO worth it.
  • The Beans – Last but not least we have the beans. This is the simplest and most humble of ingredients, but it is also the star of this recipe. You’ll need 4, 15-ounce cans of pinto beans.

Looking for more bean recipes? Cowboy Caviar Recipe, Classic Hummus RecipeBlack Bean Dip Recipe, and Black Bean Encrusted Cod with Vegetable Rice Pilaf.

Sliced Bacon

How to Make Baked Beans

  1. Start by slicing some strips of bacon into bite-sized pieces. Start these a-cookin’ in a large dutch oven or pot.

Onion and Garlic

  1. Chop up a small onion and mince some garlic. Add that to the bacon and keep cooking!

Beans

  1. Empty out and rinse 4 cans of beans. Pour these into the pot, along with…

Baked Beans Recipe Ingredients

  1. ….a plethora of ingredients. Lots of pantry items. Don’t be scared by the long list….you have most of these on hand, I’m pretty sure.
  2. So, once you have everything measured out and in your pot, bring it up to a simmer and then reduce the heat down and cook low and slow for 4+ hours. The longer these baked beans cook the better they taste. Enjoy with cornbread!

Beans Cooking

 

No Tang Baked Beans

If you just want these to taste more like plain baked beans and reduce the tang, replace the vinegar with another tablespoon of brown sugar and voila! Problem solved.

Crockpot Baked Beans

  1. Place a large pot over medium heat. Slice bacon into small bite-sized pieces and brown in pot.
  2. Stir in onions and garlic and cook another 2 minutes or so. Pour in remaining ingredients and cook to bring to simmer.
  3. Then transfer to a pre-warmed crockpot and cook on low 8 hours. The longer these baked beans cook the better they taste. Enjoy with cornbread!

 

Baked Beans

Main Dishes to serve with this recipe

Serve these Baked Beans up on their own, or add to any meal. I found that these tasted their very best the next day after a night in the fridge. Totally weird, but true. They’re a great addition and my husband and I love love loved them.

Enjoy, friends! Have a great day!

5 from 3 votes

Tangy Baked Beans Recipe

This Baked Beans Recipe is tangy and sweet but can easily be altered for no tang. There are also instructions for crockpot baked beans! YUM!
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 60 ounces pinto beans 4 cans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Place a large pot over medium heat. Slice bacon into small bite-sized pieces and brown in pot. Stir in onions and garlic and cook another 2 minutes or so. Pour in remaining ingredients and cook to bring to simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook 4 hours. 
  • OR, transfer to a pre-warmed crockpot and cook on low 8 hours. The longer these cook the better they taste. Enjoy with anything you'd like!

Notes

If you just want these to taste more like plain baked beans and reduce the tang, replace the vinegar with another tablespoon of brown sugar and voila! Problem solved.

Nutrition

Calories: 623kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1145mg | Potassium: 1586mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 6.6mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Beans, Baked Beans Recipe, How to Make Baked Beans
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9 Responses
  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    5 stars
    TOTALLY need to check that game out. I love silly games, and also find them totally addicting.
    ALMOST as addicting as baked beans. Loving this recipe. A classic dish that you can neva go wrong with! Pinned!

  2. Karen

    I love baked beans too…but I am the only 1 in my family….poor me. So, don’t get them that often. I could scale these back though.

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    That TOTALLY sounds like something my husband would do. Hello, Temple Run. She found it, he’s addicted. I hear him sigh or groan and I think he’s in pain or someone got fired and no, he just died in the game. Love these baked beans, totally gonna make them!

  4. Lindsay Ann @ Lindsay Ann Bakes

    I am gonna have to try these out for my main man! They look so thick and hearty! You must post a sweet version next! His and Hers baked bean night 😉

  5. Melody

    My sis and hubby dont like maple syrup…. i know hey!!! can I just use brown sugar in place of that or what do you suggest?

  6. Sara

    5 stars
    This is the third time I’ve made these beans. I love the tangy sauce. I use dry navy beans, I soak them the night before. Thanks for the great recipe ideas!

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