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Baked Bean Casserole - Flashback Friday

It was back in 2008 that I first posted this simple recipe for baked beans. Other than frying the bacon this casserole is simply just a stir together and bake recipe. This is a great recipe for a family supper or to take along to a pot luck side dish.
Try dividing this mixture between individual french onion soup bowls or other oven proof individual baking dishes (cast iron mini pans work well), bake, top with some cheese and serve with crusty bread.
  • 2-15 oz. cans kidney beans, not drained
  • 2-15 oz. cans lima beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1-15 0z. cans pork 'n beans
  • 1/2 pound bacon, fried till slightly crispy
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  1. Open cans of beans and add to a large casserole dish.
  2. Fry bacon, remove and saute red pepper and onion in bacon drippings.
  3. Crumble bacon and add bacon and sauteed peppers and onion to beans. Stir to mix.
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  1. Stir together and pour over bean mixture. Stir to combine.
  2. Bake in 300º oven for 2 hours.
**Just before serving you can top with cheese and put back into the oven until melted and bubbly.


  1. Thank you for this recipe! Looks so good in the French onion soup bowl!

  2. I love baked beans...and this looks much like my recipe. Making them in indivdual casseroles is a great is adding cheese!

  3. Oh yes, finally a casserole! I was wondering when the first might appear. Yummy! Great photo Kathleen. Will try!

  4. What a good idea to make individual bean pots. . fancy schmancy for good old beans.

  5. My mother from the East Coast makes this recipe but replaces the Brown Sugar with Molasses. I learned in Quebec to use Maple Syrup instead. Either option adds a nice flare.

  6. Can you suggest non-tomatoe substitution for the ketchup?

  7. We all love baked beans!This recipe looks awesome,my only question is: are the kidney beans drained and rinsed also ? Thanks.

  8. Recipe sounds delish!We all love baked beans.One question are the kidney beans drained and rinsed also?Just want to get it right,thanks.

  9. awesome recipe ,can't wait to try!Are the kidney beans rinsed and drained also?Just wanted to make sure.

  10. The kidney beans are not drained in this recipe.

  11. I can not even guess how many times our family has enjoyed these. So extremely good.

  12. Baking them in french onion soup bowls. Why didn't I think of that? Great idea!

  13. We make a similar dish for family/church gatherings but always make sure it is meat free. I have two children who don't eat meat and a cousin in her 60's who also doesn't and neither do some of her children and some of her grandchildren. I know it's a common thing to add bacon to just about everything now, but a side dish can be just a side dish and can easily be left vegetarian, especially when it is accompanying other meat dishes. It is not only the wish not to eat meat that makes some vegetarian, but as in my cousin's case, an actual allergy to meat discovered when she was a child.

    What with spices, seasonings and good flavor of this dish (and others) mean won't even be missed!


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