Hi Amber, I’m thankful you found Taste of Southern, and that you tried our Baked Beans Recipe. Put on a baking sheet and put in the oven and roasted until they are almost caramelized. I just wanted to try making them from scratch to see what happened. We do that most of the time as it cuts down on the amount of cooking time needed. for 5 minutes. I added a little Salt since I hadn’t put any in already. God Bless. Red Kidney Beans or the Pinto Beans would probably work, but might give a bit of a different taste than the Navy Beans. This feels wickedly unfair. The only thing I changed about the recipe was that I added 1 cup of brown sugar instead of 1 1/2 cups, I added 1/8 cup of molasses as that was all I had left and I didn’t add the liquid smoke. Were you also able to cut down on the cooking time? He hung that big cast iron pot over a pile of burning wood and started slow cooking supper for the cowboys. I am bringing them to a Super Bowl party on Sunday. One because some foods are destine to be made in cast iron, beans are one of those foods. Place a saucepan over a medium heat and add the olive oil and onion. I’m happy to hear you’ve tried our Baked Beans and very happy to hear that you like them. I’d just suggest that you boil them longer the next time, getting them almost done, then finish them off in the crock pot with the rest of the ingredients. I put everything in the crockpot and turned it on low before I went to bed last night. -Steve. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce the heat to a low simmer and cover. I will have to try Steve’s recipe with dry beans. If using dry beans, cut down on baking time by pre-cooking your beans in boiling water for one hour or longer. I’m so glad you liked them. Instead of the oven it goes in my smoker with the lid off for about 2-3 hours. Valerie If you like a little less sweetness, this is the way to go! So I started looking up different things to potentially go with it and then I discovered this recipe! They were a hit at our son's wedding. Even though they cooked all day in a slow cooker, it might not have been enough heat to get them tender. They turn out delish. Be Blessed!!! Thank you for the question and for your visit. It worked out by the end of the recipe though. Hi Lynda, Greetings to New Zealand… all the way from North Carolina, USA. The flavor base in canned baked beans is already there but with a little help with simple ingredients you may already have on hand, no one will ever know you started with a store-bought convenience item! By that, I mean that I wanted to start out with dried beans instead of those canned pork ‘n beans that I’ve always used to make my Baked Beans with in the past. Smile. Got messed up because I printed out the printable recipe and it said to bake for three hours and then put in ketchup, etc. so you cant go wrong with that! The photos are so helpful, because of thesubtle differences in British and American English, sometimes I need to see an ingredient to figure out what you’re using (molasses is black treacle here :-). Follow easy step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making these delicious Baked Beans… from scratch. Hi Dale, I’m sorry to hear your beans didn’t turn out well for you. I hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. I’m happy to hear that you tried them out and that you enjoyed them. yellow or white onion, sliced ¼ c. molasses ⅓ c. maple syrup 2 tsp. Please let me know if you try it and how it turns out for you. I mixed these up exactly as directed, put them in my 300 degree oven and decided to check them after just 2 hours. It would also benefit you and provide you with more visitors to your site. The very top of the printable recipe says the total cooking time is 7 hours. bag of beans. It’s not really necessary to even use it but I like the added taste it provides. Hi Steve, Stop by to see us again… real soon. I would just bite into one ever so often. Of course, you could really simplify the whole process by using canned Pork N’ Beans or Bush’s Baked Beans. For The Baked Beans: 60 ounces canned Navy Beans (four 14.5 ounce cans),, drained and rinsed thoroughly 6 slices bacon 1 cup pulled pork 1 large onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced salt & pepper 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup molasses 14.5 ounces canned petite diced tomatoes 1 1/2 cups beef stock This will defintely become a staple in my house! Follow easy step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making these delicious Baked Beans… from scratch. Hi Ian, Greetings to New Zealand from the heart of North Carolina. Add the bacon and the bacon grease into the bean pot. Have a Merry Christmas and God bless you! That’s when I buy my bags. Be Blessed!!! Serve warm. Thanks for your time Dink O. Hi Dink, You could use a variety of beans to make the recipe. Best of luck with the Grill when you get it open. From there I mixed all ingredients at the stated portions except the ground beef and Texas Pete’s hot sauce, which I did not use at all. I just got a Kitchen Aid cast iron cookware pot that I’ve been wanting to try out with a good made from scratch baked beans recipe. I know I liked the Canadian Bacon part. I’m glad to hear that it turned out well for you and that you enjoyed it, I’m kind of fond of them myself. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Homesteader’s New England Baked Beans. I hope this helps. Good luck with your beans. We just like to add all the other stuff to “punch them up a notch or two.” Smile. -Steve. We’ve even got a printable recipe. Great post! I do use blackstrap molasses for the extra flavor. Drain off fat. It is my pleasure to share the recipes. -Steve, i soak my beans in fridge for 2 or 3 days helps with soften the beans and i always boil them till almost tender before baking them. They thaw perfectly and are an easy dish to pull out for potlucks and family picnics. The beans sat for approximately 14 hours or so overnight covered in water. We do use the sauce that’s in the cans most of the time. Even a bit more ketchup would help as far as the moisture is concerned. of butter for about an hour then threw them in the oven with the sauce for an hour and a half at 325*f to speed it up a bit, then uncovered for another 30 min on 400*F (I was cooking it with some catfish at the same time) I will definitely be holding on the this recipe. There’s only 2 of us so we will be eating beans and freezing some for future feasts. They're easy to make and great at a BBQ, hamburger night, a picnic, etc. Evidently I can’t make baked beans, because everything is blackened and the bean still aren’t sufficiently tender. Recipe by: andrewcmackenzie Send photos too. I make the beans in a cast iron dutch oven, for two reasons. A family member makes a living growing them so we have many . I hope I didn’t waste a LOT of ingredients. Added 1 jalapeno diced and 1 tbs of worchesterchire. One day, I’m going to find one of those used vacuum sealing food machines just so I can save bell peppers in my freezer throughout the year. I have never used ground beef. and bake another hour – but the beans were nowhere near tender enough. I now have a nice big jar of sorghum and would like your input on how to incorporate it into this or another recipe. I have always cooked ‘from scratch’ because then I know that whatever is in my food – I put there! https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/58389/slow-cooker-homemade-beans I’ve got an old cast iron dutch oven piece that I need to do this way. Hi Steve. Cook them until translucent on … That may have hindered the cooking process some as well. Gonna try this again at another BBQ, this time with Northern Beans soaked overnight. But we can make those canned baked means taste more like homemade and fool your guests without a lot of fuss. There really wasn’t a lot so I just placed it all in the bean pot. I just this recipe again over the weekend, and the beans were actually still hard after 7 hours. This recipe is simple the best, bar none! Am I missing something? I’d like to try it as well. And if so, at what point should the pot of food be put into the haybox? You mentioned using plastic bags. Says the sweetness and fire create a super depth of flavor. Awesome. I thought to share an old fix to clean ANY cast iron to be good as new. The next time I’ll decrease the brown sugar as they were too sweet for me. Drain beans, place in a large baking pan. Next morning, drain the water off the beans as you pour them into a colander. Hello again Steve Thank you for your visit and I do hope you’ll stop by again… real soon. they took less then an hour to be tender. I think I will give the bakes beans a try both ways Once again Thank you for advice Dink O. I baked the beans!! I do have one request. I looked for a recipe and yours came up. I suspect you just had some old beans to begin with. Katie from England xx. It would have cooked in the pan without browning it up in the skillet first. J Oh my gosh, this is the best recipe ever. I hope you’ll visit with us often. Every recipe I find calls for white beans. McHenry, Il. Just made this in my dutch oven and it was awesome! I mixed it all together at once in a disposable aluminum pan, then smoked them using apple wood chips in the electric smoker for 2 hours at 275. Greetings from Ontario, Canada! But with all the flavors added, why not black or brown or red????