Secret Baked Beans

Prep Time
Cook Time
6h 15m
Ready In

"My mother has been making these beans for years! She is always asked to bring them to potlucks. You need to soak these beans, so the time to make doesn't include overnight soaking."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (227.2 g)
  • Calories 859
  • Total Fat - 26 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 57.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1419.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 119.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 15.2 g
  • Sugars - 30 g
  • Protein - 37.1 g
  • Calcium - 157.4 mg
  • Iron - 6.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 1 mg

Step 1

Soak beans overnight.

Step 2

Pour off water in the morning and add more water to cover, boil beans with baking soda for 3-5 minutes. Rinse well with hot water.

Step 3

Place beans in a large casserole dish.

Step 4

Add the rest of the ingredients, sprinkling them over the beans. Add enough water to cover. Do not stir.

Step 5

Cover tightly with a lid and bake for 6-7 hours at 325°. You may need to add more water during the baking, but you don't want it soupy, you just want to make sure there is moisture in the beans.

Step 6

The secret to this recipe is DO NOT STIR! I don't know why it works, but it does. Just bake and make sure there is liquid in the casserole dish while its baking.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Don't let the simplicity of this recipe fool you, these are tasty beans. Thanks for sharing your recipe Dissie, we really enjoyed these!

review by:
(26 Feb 2012)