Try Making Your Own Baked Beans At Home

Baked Beans
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There’s nothing quite like the comforting aroma of homemade baked beans filling your kitchen. This recipe delivers rich, smoky flavor with a touch of sweetness, perfect for any occasion. Serve these beans as a side dish or hearty main course, and enjoy the satisfaction of making them from scratch.


  • 2 cups of dried navy beans
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups of water


  1. Rinse the dried navy beans under cold water and remove any debris. Place the beans in a large bowl and cover with water. Soak the beans overnight or for at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse the beans before using.
  2. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). In a large Dutch oven or oven-safe pot, combine the soaked navy beans, chopped onion, minced garlic, ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and water. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover the pot with a lid or aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 6 to 8 hours, or until the beans are tender and the sauce has thickened. Stir the beans occasionally during baking to ensure even cooking.
  4. Once the beans are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly before serving. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.