The Best Online Cooking Videos
Already have an account? Sign In

Classic Baked Beans

Ready In
Prep Time
Cook Time
The Culinary Institute of America
Baked beans are an American classic. This updated version is perfectly balanced with sweetness from the molasses and brown sugar, smokiness from the bacon, and a bit of acid from the onion, mustard, and tomato paste. Using two different colors of beans creates more visual interest.

Cooking Recipe

Servings/Yield: 10 portions
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours & 10 minutes
Ready In: 3 hours & 25 minutes

3 cups red beans
1 cup bacon, diced
1 each onion diced fine
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 cups black beans, cooked

1. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Simmer the beans in the same water until tender, approximately 1½ hours. Drain and reserve the liquid.

2. Preheat oven to 325°F. Sauté the bacon until light brown, add the onion and cook until they are soft, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

3. Arrange the cooked beans in a 2 quart bean pot or casserole dish by placing a portion of the beans in the bottom of dish, and layering them with bacon and onion mixture.

4. In a saucepan, combine molasses, salt, pepper, mustard, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and pour over beans. Pour in just enough of the reserved bean water to cover the beans. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.

5. Bake for 3 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.

Classic Baked Beans
Other Videos You Might Like
Thumbnail image for How to Make Bacon Baked Beans
How to Make Bacon Baked Beans
1 I Did This
Thumbnail image for Sichuan Green Beans
Thumbnail image for Classic Pumpkin Pie
Thumbnail image for Classic Fruit Cake
Thumbnail image for French Pear & Almond Tart
Thumbnail image for Infusing Flavors in Baking
Thumbnail image for Classic American Pancakes
Thumbnail image for Blueberry Scones
Thumbnail image for Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Thumbnail image for English Date Pudding
Thumbnail image for Classic Tea Party Scones
Thumbnail image for Coconut Cream Pie
Thumbnail image for Basic Crème Anglaise
Thumbnail image for Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies
Thumbnail image for Chocolate Layer Cake
Thumbnail image for Perfect Pie Crust Dough
Thumbnail image for Homemade Caramel Sauce
Thumbnail image for Helpful Tips On Vanilla
Thumbnail image for Shrimp Pad Thai with Eggs
Thumbnail image for Chocolate Banana Bread
Thumbnail image for Chocolate Oreo Cookies
Thumbnail image for Victoria Sponge Cake
Suzie R.
I just wanted to say thank you for your site. I discovered it via Anna Olson, my baking mentor. Finding high quality cooking videos that really teach you about food and techniques is such a challenge and yours are amazing. I can't wait to do some recipe testing and love that it is so easy to email yourself the recipes!
Suzie R.
It's time to do something good for yourself
It's free and easy to join
On-demand videos, on your time
On-demand videos, on your time
Learn from the experts
Learn from the experts
1000s of premium produced and curated videos
1000s of premium produced and curated videos