Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

In the winter, there’s nothing better than baking a pot of saucy beans in the oven to warm the house. Their smell brings us to our childhood. This is one a wonderful old-fashioned baked beans recipe.

Baked Beans – Recipe

Way of preparation – easy

Prep time

  • Prep time – 30 minutes
  • Cooking time – 2 hours

Yields – 6 servings (serving size 1/2 cup)


  • 2 cups navy beans
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon molasses or Canadian maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions how to make baked beans

  • Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain water and soak them in new water
  • Simmer until tender, approximately 1 to 2 hours.
  • Drain and reserve the liquid.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Arrange the beans in a 2-quart bean pot or casserole dish by placing a portion of the beans in the bottom of the dish, and layering them with bacon and onion.
  • In a saucepan, combine molasses, salt, pepper, dry mustard, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and pour over beans (to cover the beans)
  • Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 2 hours in the preheated oven, until beans are tender.
  • Remove the lid about halfway through cooking, and add more liquid if necessary to prevent the beans from getting too dry.
  • Remove the lid and bake for 10 minutes more


Nutritional Information (amount per serving) 

  • Calories – 285
  • Total Fat – 8 g
  • Total Carbs – 20 g (Fiber 7 g )
  • Sugar – 4 g
  • Protein – 10 g
  • Cholesterol  15 mg


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