Backyard Bean Bake


Backyard Bean Bake

Backyard Bean Bake
25 Min

When it comes to summertime get-togethers, there are some absolute essentials you're going to want--like our Backyard Bean Bake! Made with canned baked beans, sweet molasses, smoky crumbled bacon, and more, it's a go-along that everyone will want the recipe for!

What You'll Need

  • 2 (16-ounce) cans baked beans
  • 2 (2.8-ounce) cans French-fried onions
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons real bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 1-1/2-quart  baking dish with cooking spray. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except one can of French-fried onions; mix well then pour into baking dish. Top with remaining can of French-fried onions.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and the onions are golden. Serve immediately.

Test Kitchen Tip

  • No need to overthink what brand of beans to use! We suggest whichever one is on sale or that you have in your pantry. And if you want to add a bit more bacon, go ahead, or if you like your beans a bit sweeter, feel free to add some brown sugar. Remember, with this recipe there are no rules. 
  • For more summertime go-alongs that everyone will love, check out our Award-Winning Potato Salad, or, if you want to change it up, try our Taco Potato Salad! The crowd will love the Tex-Mex twist! 
  • What's your favorite summertime go-along? Tell us in the comments below!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 386
  • Calories from Fat 150
  • Total Fat 17g 26 %
  • Saturated Fat 7.3g 36 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 8.9g 18 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 7.6mg 3 %
  • Sodium 915mg 38 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 54g 18 %
  • Dietary Fiber 6.4g 25 %
  • Sugars 20g 0 %

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Yuk very dissappointed. Won't be making again. One serving rest in garbage

Taste's Great!

My fav go-along is pasta salad.

"Blow em Away" Beans? Kind of an unfortunate title, LMAO!!!

Sounds good. Do you have any recipes to makes Boston Baked Beans from scratch with dried beans? I'd like to make baked beans from scratch.

Hello! Unfortunately, we do not have any baked bean recipes that start with dried beans on our website, but you can find one in our "Cook it Slow, Cook it Fast" cookbook. We'll definitely consider adding a from-scratch recipe for these in the future. :)

Grilling Guy I have my grandma's recipe for dry beans from scratch. Contact me at cjonreynolds@gmail if you are still looking

I definitely think I've eaten something like this at a summer graduation party.

Double the recipe, it's that good.

This recipe was gross. All that work just for it to taste like a can of baked beans. I will never make this again.

My husband will love this one. He is a bean lover!


gabuckeyebuckeye 1075662 - Hahahahahahahah. I'm with you on the butter! :D

These beans are delicious and so easy. Perfect when I want to make baked beans on a week night for dinner. I used Bush baked beans and they were plenty bubbly. Great one here.

thank you so much, mr.Food!!!!! my mom and my brother and my dad just loved thease!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Made this for July 4th. Disaster! I started with Grandma Brown's baked beans, and they came out like a dry brick. I laughed when I saw "until bubbly". What brand did people use to have more liquidy beans?

LOVED THIS!!! The crunch you get with every bite is sooo worth it!

Why would you need to put butter in this?

Why NOT??

Looks good!!

Looks good!!

Looks good!!

Sounds good, alright, and easy. But Jeez, the french fried onions cost more than the beans!

Buy them at WALMART (in a bag). Good.

Thank you and so delicious..

Luv this easy recipe. (Great)


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