Why would you ever go for canned baked beans when you could whip up an even more delicious version in your own kitchen? These Best-Ever Baked Beans are based on Boston’s traditional recipe: sweetened with smoky molasses and mixed with the salty fattiness of bacon. Baked beans offer a complex mix of savory and sweet that makes them ideal comfort food, and the Best-Ever Baked Beans takes those tastes to the next level. After all, they’re called the Best-Ever Baked Beans for a reason!
Ingredients• 1/2 pound ground beef • 1 large onion, finely chopped • 1/2 cup sugar • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar • 1/2 cup ketchup • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard • 2 tablespoons molasses • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder • 2 (13.7 ounce) cans beans with tomato sauce • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Over medium heat, in a large skillet, cook the beef and onion, until cooked through and no pink remains.
Stir in the sugars, ketchup, barbeque sauce, mustard, molasses, and chili powder.
Add the beans and cooked bacon.
Transfer the mixture to a 13x9-inch baking dish.
Cover the dish and bake for 45 minutes. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, uncovered, until heated through.