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Easy Baked Beans Recipe

These Easy Baked Beans are a year-round favorite. Packed full of rich spicy delicious flavors, with pancetta that adds a unique flavor. Perfect for your next BBQ or get together!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: How to, Picnic, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 371kcal


  • 2 cans pinto beans (15.5 oz. each)
  • 1 can black beans (15.5 oz.)
  • 1 whole yellow onion, diced
  • 1 whole green pepper, diced
  • 2 cups pancetta, diced
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 dash Tabasco sauce (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 325°F
  • In a medium sauce pan add pinto beans and black bean. Bring to a slow boil. Let cool, drain off bean juice. Reserve 1/2 cup bean juice for later.
  • In a large skillet add 2 tablespoons olive oil and heat over medium until warm. Add the diced onion and green pepper and cook until the onions are translucent, or about 5 minutes.
  • Add pancetta to the onion and green pepper. Cook until pancetta is evenly browned and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, red wine vinegar, reserved bean juice, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Blend well.
    For an extra flavor kick add a dash of tabasco sauce.
  • In a 3.5 quart Dutch oven add a layer of beans to the bottom. Then add a layer of pancetta mixture. Spread evenly over the beans. Continue to layer until complete. You will have about 4 individual layer.
  • Evenly pour ketchup mixture ingredients over the top of beans and pancetta.
  • Cover and bake for 45 minutes.
    Uncover and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, stir to combine, and serve.


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Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg