Easy Baked Beans Recipe — Believe it or not, baked beans are actually relatively easy to make. You just need a few ingredients, and then you can pop them in the oven to cook for an hour. This recipe is great because everyone loves baked beans, but sometimes they take forever! Here’s what you’ll need: white kidney beans (or cannellini), brown sugar, salt, pepper, molasses, ketchup, and mustard. That’s all you really need! Now let’s get started…
There is nothing better in the summertime than an Easy Baked Beans Recipe. Today, I am bringing you one of my family’s favorites BBQ summer side dishes.
You can have this dish with a few simple ingredients at your next family get-together, potluck, or bbq. Simple and delicious, and so easy to prepare.
Everyone loves a side dish of baked beans; this recipe is so simple. You can also bake it up in the Air Fryer, so your house stays cool during the hot summer days.
Some other of my simple recipes are GREEK SALAD, BACON BOURBON BARS, an EASY COLESLAW RECIPE, and one of my family’s favorites, THREE INGREDIENTS DINNER-EASY RAVIOLI BAKE/LASAGNA -5 MINUTE PREP.
What Are Baked Beans?
Baked beans are a dish prepared with beans, then mixed with a few pantry items, and then baked to perfection. Although you can leave out the bacon, most baked bean recipes will include bacon or bacon bits.
The beans will vary from canned to navy, common, kidney, cannellini, or French beans. Today, I used a simple canned bean to make this a quick and easy meal to whip up as a side dish.
Baked Beans Recipe
Today’s variety included a few pantry staples you can always have on hand during summer. I promise you this will soon be one of your go-to side dishes.
Ingredients In Easy Baked Beans Recipe
- Baked Beans or Pork & Beans
- Brown Sugar
- Red Onion
- Cooked Bacon
- Salt & Pepper
How To Make Easy Baked Beans Recipe
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain all the juice out of the can of beans and pour the beans into a mixing bowl. Slice the bacon into small pieces. Add the bacon, red onion, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt & pepper to the bowl.
Pour into a cast-iron skillet or baking pan and bake for 15 minutes. To make in the air fryer, pour into a baking pan, and air fry at 330 degrees F, air fryer setting, until warmed through.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Other Beans You Can Use In This Recipe-
Looking for other beans you can use in this recipe, some of my favorite canned beans to switch out are:
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK BAKED BEANS
The longer you bake your beans, the better they get. If you love them carmelized, keep baking or air-frying them until the sauce is thick.
HOW TO MAKE BACON
To make bacon you can make it in various ways; you can air fry it for about 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees F, flipping halfway.
Or you can bake it in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes, flipping halfway.
You can also microwave the bacon until crispy.
HOW TO STORE THE LEFTOVERS
Any leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator. Let them cool to room temperature, and then place them in an airtight container.
Place the container into the refrigerator. The leftover baked beans will keep for about 3 to 5 days.
HOW TO REHEAT THE LEFTOVER BAKED BEANS
To heat up again, place them into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave them until hot. You can also heat them in the Air Fryer, place them in a bowl, and air fry them until heated.
Also, you can heat them in a skillet over medium-high heat and heat until warmed through.
HOW TO FREEZE BAKED BEANS
This is a great side dish to keep in your freezer. Cook them as directed and then let them cool to room temperature and then place them into a freezer-safe container, and freeze for about 1 to 2 months.
To use from frozen: Place the frozen baked beans into the refrigerator and let them thaw overnight. Reheat them with the directions above.
Other Great & Easy Air Fryer Side Dishes–
- AIR FRYER LOADED POTATO SKINS
- AIR FRYER EASY POUTINE FRENCH FRIES
- EASY AIR FRYER GARLIC ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES
- AIR FRYER CRISPY SPINACH & RICOTTA FRIED TORTELLINI
- AIR FRYER EASY CRISPY FRIED TORTELLINI
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Easy Baked Beans Recipe
- 28 ounces Baked Beans , or Pork & Beans
- 1/4 cup Ketchup
- 1/4 cup Mustard
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 slices bacon, cooked
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
- Drain all the juice out of the can of beans and pour the beans into a mixing bowl.
- Slice the bacon into small pieces.
- Add the bacon, red onion, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt & pepper to the bowl.
- Mix well.
- Pour into a cast-iron skillet or baking pan and bake for 15 minutes.
- Plate, serve & enjoy.
- Skillet, or Cast Iron Pan