30-Minute Baked Beans

  • Yield : About 2 cups
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 40m
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Calories From Fat

  • Total Fat

  • Saturated Fat

  • Trans Fat

  • Cholesterol

  • Sodium

  • Carbohydrates

  • Dietary Fiber

  • Sugar

  • Protein

  • Serving Size:

    About 1/2 cup (100 g)

Canned baked beans can have 500 mg of sodium in a miserly 1/2 cup serving, contain caramel color, and come in BPA lined cans.

Traditional, homemade baked beans using dry beans are delicious, but take hours to prepare and bake.

30-Minute Baked Beans uses canned beans (buy organic to avoid BPA), and is ready in about 40 minutes including the time to preheat your oven. You can prepare a batch of 30-Minute BBQ beans while your oven preheats. There are no chemical additives and up to 50 percent less sodium.

Use reduced sodium or organic low sodium beans when available. Your actual total sodium depends on beans and bacon used. Adjust seasonings to taste.

This recipe can be doubled. When doubling the recipe, use a shallow baking dish to quickly heat the beans, or increase bake time 10 or more minutes. Beans are done when sauce bubbles and temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) to any harmful bacteria from the bacon is killed.

You can use any canned white beans for this recipe. Texture, firmness, will very depending on the brand and type of beans used. Photos show 30-Minute Baked Beans made with organic canned great northern beans.

Refrigerate leftovers up to 4 days.

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30-Minute BBQ Beans


  • 15 oz. (425 g) canned white beans, rinsed and drained or 2 cups cooked white beans
  • 1 strip (1-oz, 28 g) bacon, cut into small strips or pieces
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) molasses
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) prepared brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) cider or white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon (0.6 ml) garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup (60 to 80 ml) water

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F (195°C)

Step 2

In a small baking dish (about 1 qt/l), mix together all ingredients except beans and bacon to form the sauce. Adjust amount of water to achieve desired consistency. Stir in beans and bacon to coat.

Step 3

Bake 25 to 30 minutes. Sauce should be boiling. Stir and serve.

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