Saucy Baked Beans


We call these “German Potato  Beans” in our house but I figured it was easier to call them Saucy Baked Beans because someone would argue that there is no such thing as German beans. These have a crisp sweet/tart bite of vinegar that make them delicious! The hint of bacon? Yummy.

I love these because this recipe makes a nice big pan and we eat them for snacks, lunches, and sides for a couple of days. The longer they sit the better the flavors blend.

Verdict:

If your family really likes vinegar like mine add an extra splash or two to your liking. If you are a bit afraid of the vinegar add just a bit less and taste them before cooking to decide if you want more.

These are great for picnic gatherings! We are thinking of taking them to a dance picnic later this week.

Saucy Baked Beans

  • Servings: 12-15
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious side dish with a sweet/tart bite.

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, diced finely
  • 8-10 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, plus extra as desired
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, your preferred brand
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) can Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (28 oz) cans Bush’s Beans

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Then heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon to the hot skillet and fry the bacon until it is almost crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate to cool, crumble into small pieces when cooled.
  2. In the same skillet with the bacon fat fry the onions, stirring them around in the bacon grease until tender and starting to brown around the edges. Drain off most of the fat from the onions and set the skillet aside.
  3. In a large deep pan, add the cans of great northern beans and the pork and beans. To the beans add the cooked onion and bacon, and the remaining ingredients. Stir well.
  4. Place the pans on the center rack of the oven and bake for 1 -1/2 hours. Cool the beans slightly before serving.

 

 

 

18 Comments Add yours

  1. Lauren S says:

    We make a version of these, but use ketchup in place of the BBQ sauce and vinegar! We just called them baked beans in our household, because it’s just the way my grandma (who is German, btw) always made them. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  2. syl65 says:

    I like baked beans, don’t get to eat them as often.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I do too! I don’t know why I don’t make them more often. They are so simple to make.

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      1. syl65 says:

        Everytime I am the grocery store I see the cans and walk on by. They are delicious 😋

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  3. frenchc1955 says:

    This sounds so delicious!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  4. Yum! I love baked beans, but don’t make them very often. btw I bought an Instant Pot! I made chili in yesterday and LOVE IT! I bet this recipe would do well in one. Printing it, and will test that next time I want baked beans.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Let me know how it works out!

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      1. I blame you and thank you for this purchase! When you were talking about the air-fryer last week I’d never heard of that so went down the rabbit hole looking into that and discovered the Instant Pot!

        Where are you leaning towards the air-fryer? Still thinking about it? I don’t fry or eat fried foods too often so it’s not for me now, but the Instant Pot, that’s a hit! 😊

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          I am not sure now! I am trying to decide which I will use more. We don’t eat much fried food but… ugh. I am horrible at making decisions. Lol.

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  5. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty

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  6. Erika Kind says:

    Oh, I love baked beans. I think it has been ages when I had them the last time. Thanks for the inspiration, Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      They are so easy to make hit often we all forget about them.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!!

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  7. Ryan Stroud says:

    I’m not a big fan of beans, in general. I’ve made some of my own baked beans that turned out pretty good, but maybe this would be an option for me to try to add more bean recipes into my repertoire.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      If you like German Potato salad with the bacon and vinegar this may be a good option. My son does not like beans but liked this because of the flavors.

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