Just 8 ingredients make up this homemade Three Bean Baked Beans casserole. It’s a perfect side dish recipe for your picnic or potluck. And…bacon!
Do you see bacon and brown sugar? I do. 🙂 You’re gonna fall head over heels for these Three Bean Baked Beans with bacon and a sprinkling of brown sugar. But first….
This was a fun weekend for our family. Maddie and Braden ran in their conference track meet, which marked the end of the season for Braden and nearing the end for Maddie. I’m so proud of how both of them ran this track season. Even when things didn’t go their way, they stuck with it and pushed to their highest ability.
And then….Maddie went to her first prom! Yes, she just finished the 9th grade, but at her school, prom is for all of high school. Learning that fact was quite a shock to this mama. She got all dressed up lookin’ beautiful and grown up, went to prom with a group of friends, had a blast….and just like that her first prom is down in history. Mom and Dad handled it just fine. <3
In the busyness of getting ready for the big weekend, I thought it would be a great idea to make and photograph an entire picnic meal. What was I thinking? This took an entire day, but we ate so good that night! This Homemade Three Bean Baked Beans casserole recipe was the side for a most delicious meal.
I adapted this Homemade Three Bean Baked Beans recipe from an old mennonite church cookbook from a church in Berlin, Ohio. Amish country. A peaceful, hilly country with all kinds of fabulous food.
It’s a simple recipe. Fry a pound of bacon. Drain it. Crumble it. Divide that bacon into two bowls and try not to snitch pieces while you are mixing the beans.
The three beans I used are butter beans, great northern beans and a can of pork ‘n beans. I completely drained and rinsed the butter beans and great northern beans. For the pork ‘n beans, I just drained the liquid off the top of the can and left the other juicy tomato sauce.
Mix all these beans together with ketchup, diced onions, brown sugar, half the bacon and a touch of mustard.
Pour this into an 8×8 baking pan. Top the beans with the remaining bacon and a sprinkling of brown sugar.
Bake this until those Homemade Three Bean Baked Beans are dancing with bubbles all over. It will take about 50-60 minutes. You’re going to have a hard time staying out of these three bean baked beans.
And now after this busy weekend, I’m going to sit down and take a breather before we start the next week.
Q: What’s your favorite picnic side dish?
Homemade Three Bean Baked Beans
- 1 pound sliced bacon
- 16 ounces butter beans drained
- 15.5 ounces great northern beans drained
- 16 ounces pork 'n beans liquid drained off the top
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- Additional 2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- Fry the bacon, drain it, and then chop it into small pieces. Divide the bacon in half and set aside in two bowls.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium size bowl, combine the 3 cans of beans, one bowl of bacon, ketchup, brown sugar, onions and mustard. Mix well.
- Pour the bean mixture into an 8x8 baking pan.
- Sprinkle the bacon from the second bowl on top of the beans.
- Sprinkle with additional 2-3 tablespoons of brown sugar.
- Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until it is bubbly throughout.