Heidi’s Famous Baked Beans

Here in Florida we’re not by any of our family so when holidays come around we spend them with our best friends, the Clarks. We automatically know we will spend the holidays together and what each of us will bring. The Clarks always bring their Gooey Potatoes and these fabulous Baked Beans. They get asked for the recipe wherever they bring them. With BBQ season upon these would be a great and easy side dish to bring. And did I mention *sniff* that the Clarks are leaving us in a couple of weeks. We both are trying to pretend it’s not happening…

Heidi’s Famous Baked Beans


  • 2 (19.75 ounce) cans of Campbells Pork and Beans
  • 8-12 pieces of bacon
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped finely
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (add to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons dry ground mustard


  1. Fry bacon in skillet. Remove bacon and put on paper towels but leave drippings in pan. Saute onion on low until clear. Crumble bacon back in skillet, add beans. Add ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, and mustard. Bake in 350 degree oven for one hour. Either serve right away or keep in a crockpot on low until meal or BBQ. Serves 8.


Source: My friend Heidi Clark


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  1. Baked Beans are such a universal dish – even down here in Sydney, Australia.
    Our old college friends from Dublin, Ireland have returned and we sit in the morning sun eating – you guessed it – baked beans.
    Nothing much better to start the day.
    Great recipe and will be tasting your unique USA baked beans with our Irish friends once their newborn settles. Bravo!

  2. Yes. I must make this pronto.

  3. Excellent, thanks a lot for the recipe.

  4. I made these tonight after finding the recipe on Pinterest & they were a hit! I am a HUGE baked beans lover & haven’t really been able to reproduce beans at home that I have loved at restaurants. This was GREAT! I had to laugh though because it said it feeds 8 & it really fed just 3 of us. not because it didn’t make a lot, we just couldn’t stop eating them LOL This is now going to be my go to bean recipe. Thanks!

  5. My entire family loves great baked beans! This sounds like a fantastic recipe, and I can’t wait to try it!

  6. I have made these a couple times now in a dutch oven. I cook the bacon and everything right there in the dutch oven and can toss it right into the oven and then take it straight to the table when done. It’s fantastic. I’ve made it for a BBQ and it was the best dish of everything there. :)

  7. This is my second time making these beans. The first time I made them, I had to double everything to feed the crowd I was having. They were way too sweet, so this time I am doubling everything but the brown sugar and ketchup. I’m sure they will be delicious!

  8. Wow, Great Site! These beans looks wonderful. I cannot wait to try them.

    Thank you for sharing your delicious food. I love the name of your site.


  9. I was asked to bring baked beans today for a Easter dinner get-to-gether. I wanted something to impress so I came here hoping for a decent recipe and was not disappointed! I was even asked for the recipe! Thank you!

  10. I have to say these beans are amazing! The recipe is perfect and everyone in this family loves them! Thanks fo sharing!!

  11. Made these tonight for the NFL draft… family loved them. Too popular to feed 8 as previous commenters have mentioned; great recipe!

  12. When I make bake beans I don’t measure anything. Just add what I think is enough. Never had any complaints and have been making beans thi way since the late 60’s I never us dry mustard, always squeeze the bottle or spoon the German mustard or horseradish mustard.. Never fails. Thanks for your post.

  13. What would be the amounts for an open house of 100 people? Thank you!

  14. I read all about doubling the recipe but I plan to half it since it’s my little family of 4. Or do you know if this freezes well? Suggestions? Thank you.

  15. Love yummyfood says:

    I want to make this recipe for dinner tonight but don’t have any baked beans. Do you think the recipe would work with black or kidney beans….or do I just need to head down to the store?