3.59 from 86 votes

Homemade Baked Beans

These homemade baked beans from scratch are so easy to make and have great flavor with the brown sugar, molasses and bacon. Your friends and family will think you're a superstar with this one.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 699kcal
Author Aubrey


  • 1 lb. dried Great Northern Beans
  • 1 lb. thick cut bacon chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 jalapenos chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • vegetable broth
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt


  • Soak beans overnight in a plastic container covered with cold water and stored in fridge.
  • the next day pre heat oven to 250 degrees
  • place large oven safe pot over med heat
  • add in chopped uncooked bacon, onion and jalapenos
  • cook about 5 min until the onions are soft
  • stir in tomato paste, brown sugar and molasses
  • (spray measuring cup with cooking spray before the molasses to help get it out easily)
  • Drain the beans, keeping the liquid stored in a measuring cup
  • add beans to pot
  • add enough vegetable broth to bean liquid to total 4 cups and add to pot
  • raise heat to high and allow to come to a boil
  • add cayenne, black pepper and salt
  • stir and cover pot with lid
  • place in the oven for 6-8 hours until the beans are soft


Calories: 699kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 1383mg | Potassium: 1565mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 5.6mg