Dinner Shortcuts: Sorta homemade baked beans

Brandy O'Neill

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Homemade baked beans can take almost all day to make. These homemade flavored beans give you that all-day taste but take hardly any time.

sorta homemade baked beans

Making true homemade baked beans takes hours. No one has that much time. This simple recipe gives you the long-cooked flavor of true homemade baked beans without all the time. Simply throw it together and in 30 minutes sit down to enjoy a wonderfully cooked side dish.

Sorta homemade baked beans

Yields 6 servings


  • 1/2 pound bacon, chopped
  • 2 (32 ounce) cans baked beans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add chopped bacon. Cook until the bacon starts to crisp.
  2. To the pot, add baked beans, brown sugar and ketchup. Simmer for 30 minutes and enjoy.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.