Making Homemade Baked Beans is easy in your Pressure Cooker or Crock Pot. These Baked Beans are LOADED with flavor, packed with ham, bacon and beans. YUM!

Homemade Baked Beans

Years ago we made this easy recipe in our Dutch Ovens using charcoal. Oh how we loved a good Baked Bean Recipe with a grilled hamburger while camping. Reminds me of summer!

Homemade Baked Beans are easy to make in the Crock Pot, Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot or in your Dutch Oven, both outside over coals or inside in the oven! This recipe is that versatile.

Baked Beans Ingredients

What’s in Homemade Baked Beans?

The list might seem long, but the recipe is super simple. It’s really a dump and go type recipe!

  • 2 Cans Pork and Beans
  • 1 Can Kidney Beans Drained
  • 1 Can Navy or White Beans Drained
  • Medium Onion diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Green Onion Diced
  • 1 Cup Ham Cubes
  • 6 Slices Cooked Bacon crumbled
  • 1 Bottle Chili Sauce 12 oz
  • 2 Tbs Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water or Beef Broth

How to Make Homemade Baked Beans in the Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker

Instant Pot Baked Beans
  • Rinse and Drain Kidney Beans and Navy or White Beans and dump into Pressure Cooker
  • Add Pork and Beans with juices
  • Dice Onion and Green Bell Pepper and add to pot
  • Add Ham cubes
  • Crumble Bacon and add to Pressure Cooker
  • Dump Chili Sauce on top with Yellow Mustard and brown sugar.
  • Stir everything together.
  • Add water or beef broth and give a gentle stir
  • Set Pressure Cooker to Manual / Pressure Cook for 8 minutes with a Quick Release.
  • Stir Beans. As beans cool the sauce will thicken
  • Store leftovers in Refrigerator

Crock Pot Homemade Baked Beans

If I told you to dump all the ingredients into the crock pot and stir, would you believe me? Well, please do! Dice up the onion and bell pepper and rinse the kidney beans and navy beans. Then dump it all into the Crock Pot and set on Low for 4 hours. Your house will smell amazing and you will be starving in no time!

Crock Pot Baked Beans

Cast Iron Dutch Oven Homemade Baked Beans

If you aren’t familiar with how to use your cast iron Dutch Oven over coals, then first you need to learn a little about how many coals, and how to place those coals. It really can be simple once you learn the tricks.

In a 12in Dutch Oven, we will use 10-12 coals on top and 12-14 coals on the bottom for about 60-90 minutes. I like to check about 45 mins in and see how things are going. If it’s windy my coals tend to burn out faster and keeps the oven not as hot. So keep in mind cooking with coals have more variables.

Homemade Baked Beans Recipe

Making Canned Beans Taste Better

In a pinch canned baked beans work as a side dish without doing a thing, but with a few extra ingredients you can take those canned beans and make them GREAT! This recipe for Homemade Baked Beans is loaded with flavors and textures. And with very little effort you will have a prize winning dish. Even adding a few tablespoons of brown sugar and a dash of mustard to pork and beans will change the flavor. 😉

How long are Baked Beans Cooked?

Well the cooking time depends on which method from Crock Pot to Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot or the Oven.

  • Instant Pot Pressure Time ~ 8 Minutes with a Quick Release
  • Crock Pot ~ 4 hours on low
  • Oven in a Dutch Oven Pan ~ 90 minutes at 325F
  • Cast Iron Dutch Oven over Coals ~ Variable on size of dutch oven. 10-12 coals on top and 12-14 coals on bottom of a 12in Dutch Oven for 60-90 minutes
Homemade Baked Beans

Can Baked Beans be Frozen?

Canned Beans or the Baked Beans you bring home from a party can be frozen. Dry beans can not be frozen as they won’t cook properly once frozen. This recipe for Homemade Baked Beans does freeze fairly well!

Who Invented Baked Beans?

I love random facts! So here you go. The beans used to make a Baked Bean Recipe are native to South America. They will introduced to Europe about 1528 (or so Google Tells me). The dish is known to have a sweet savory flavor that typically is a reddish or brownish color. I personally love the perfect balance of flavors in this recipe, not too sweet, not too savory. Yum!

Instant Pot Baked Beans

What to Serve with Homemade Baked Beans

I love to eat a nice grilled Hamburger with Baked beans. But we also love to cook a marinated tri tip with this recipe too. Steak Bites is another fabulous option as well, the Kentucky Bourbon is a favorite for sure!

You can also go super simple with a traditional Hot Dog, or Polish Dog!

Pressure Cooker Baked Beans

What other Side Dishes can I serve with Homemade Baked Beans

Side dishes are my FAVORITE! I’ve got a list of my favorite, family and neighborhood approved side dishes for your BBQ’s!

Yield: 10-12

Homemade Baked Beans

Homemade Baked Beans

Making Homemade Baked Beans is easy in your Pressure Cooker or Crock Pot. These Baked Beans are LOADED with flavor, packed with ham, bacon and beans. They are a favorite family recipe. Easy to make while camping too using a Dutch Oven.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz Can Kidney Beans (Drained)
  • 1 15oz Can Navy or White Beans (Drained)
  • 2 15oz Cans Pork and Beans (Leave Juices)
  • 1 Medium Onion Diced (about 1 Cup)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 12oz Bottle Chili Sauce
  • 6 Slices Cooked Bacon Crumbled
  • 1 Cup Diced Ham Cubes
  • 2 Tbls Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water or Beef Broth

Instructions

  1. Rinse and Drain Kidney Beans and Navy or White Beans and Dump into Pressure Cooker.
  2. Add Pork and Beans with Juices
  3. Dice Onion and Green Bell Pepper and Add to Instant Pot
  4. Add Mustard, Bacon Crumbles, Brown Sugar and stir
  5. Add Water or Beef Broth and gently stir
  6. Cook for 8 minutes on Manual / Pressure Cook
  7. Quick Release Pressure
  8. Sauce will thicken as it cools
  9. Store leftover in refrigerator

Notes

Crock Pot Directions:

Dump all ingredients into Crock Pot and Stir. Set on Low for 4 hours. Serve Warm

Oven Baked Directions

In a large bowl combine ingredients as listed and place into a large Dutch Oven. Bake at 325 for 90 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 1049mg Carbohydrates: 42g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 9g Sugar: 10g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 16g
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