Southern Baked Beans RecipeCredit: Southerngirl09

A Quick and Easy Side Dish

This Southern baked beans recipe is a wonderful side dish. Baked beans are good for you, and are an inexpensive side dish to make. This delicious Southern side dish recipe can be served at picnics, barbecues, family reunions, tailgates, and of course, at home. They are easy to carry, and this Southern recipe is good served just baked, from the oven, or cold. While many women will pass on this side dish, thinking it is ‘guy food,’ once they try this recipe, they will change their mind. So, when you make, and take, this Southern recipe, you’ll be surprised just how quickly your baking dish is scraped clean.

If you have a vegetarian in your family, this is an excellent hearty dish for them. When purchasing the beans, to use in these recipes for a vegetarian dish, be sure to buy ones that are marked vegetarian.

How to Make My Southern Baked Beans Recipe

Gather the ingredients to make this Southern baked beans recipe:

3 (16 ounce) cans of baked beans

1 (8 ounce) can of crushed pineapple, drained

1 large onion, diced

½ cup brown sugar, packed

½ cup molasses


Let’s Cook

Drain the crushed pineapple, and set it aside. (Empty the juice into a glass and enjoy.)

Dice a large onion. (You can use more or less onion to suit your tastes.)

Combine beans, crushed pineapple, diced onion, brown sugar, and the molasses in a large oven safe casserole dish, and mix thoroughly. (The brown sugar can be adjusted, depending on your taste, and the type of beans you purchased.)

Bake about 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Make this Southern baked beans recipe, and enjoy the many compliments you will receive. 

Southern Baked Beans Recipe #2

If you don’t like pineapple in your Southern baked beans recipe, then maybe the following dish will work better for you.

Gather the ingredients to make this Southern baked beans recipe:

4 – 6 slices of bacon

2 tbsp. bacon drippings

1 medium size onion, chopped

2 cans pork and beans, 16 oz. size

3 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. prepared mustard


Let’s Cook

Using a 10-inch fry pan, cook the bacon until it is crisp, remove it from the pan, and drain it on paper towels. After draining, crumble. Leave 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the frying pan.

When making this for a vegetarian, omit the bacon, bacon drippings, and cook the onions in olive or vegetable oil. And, of course, use canned beans that are marked vegetarian.

Add the chopped onion to the pan, and cook it until it is tender.

Stir in the cans of pork and beans, the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and the crumbled bacon. After blending all the ingredients together, spoon them into an oven safe casserole dish.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for approximately one hour.


In Closing

Both of these recipes are easy to make, and if you need a larger quantity, just double, or triple, the ingredients in the Southern baked beans recipe you choose.