Looking for a delicious and easy homemade baked beans recipe? Look no further! This recipe is simple to make and doesn’t require any fancy ingredients. Perfect when your day has a full to-do list. You’ll only need a few basic items that you probably already have in your kitchen. These homemade baked beans are perfect for cookouts, potlucks, or any other gathering. So give it a try today!
Here are the ingredients you will need …
Here are the easy steps to make homemade baked beans …
Before you remove the beans from the heat, be sure they’re soft. Taste a few to be sure. If you’re cooking from dried beans, keep in mind that the six-hour oven duration may not be enough to soften them fully. Even if your beans are already soft after six hours in the oven, they may still be hard if they enter tough. Don’t be scared to simmer for as long as it takes to make sure they’re soft before baking.
Q: In the refrigerator, how long do baked beans last?
A: Baked beans will keep for 3-4 days if kept in the refrigerator, though they are best consumed within roughly 2 days.
Q: Do baked beans keep for a long time?
A: Yes, Baked beans can be frozen once they are fully cooked. They will keep in the freezer for 2-3 months if kept in an airtight container.
Q: Is it possible to use dark brown sugar?
A: Yes. Reduce the extra molasses by a small amount, since dark brown sugar already contains more molasses.
Q: Is it okay to use either Cooking Molasses or Blackstrap Molasses?
A: You might want to look for a baked bean recipe that was developed specifically for blackstrap molasses if you only have blackstrap molasses, because I don’t know how much you would use it and honestly, I think the flavour would be too harsh for these Boston-style baked beans.
If you only have Cooking molasses, which is a mix of Fancy and blackstrap molasses, you might try reducing the amount of molasses by half and replacing the rest with honey or maple syrup. I have not done this myself.
Q: Is it possible to prepare them in a slow cooker/instant pot?
A: I frequently state that you may do anything you want, but this classic dish is meant to be baked in the oven and that’s the only way I’ve ever made them. As a result, if you’re looking for instructions for other methods of preparation or modifications that would be required, seek out a slow-cooker or an Instant Pot recipe instead of this one.
Q: Can I prepare the sauce in advance?
A: Yes, you can make the sauce up to a day or two in advance and store it covered in the refrigerator. The beans can be cooked either right before serving or even after the sauce has been added, making them perfect for potlucks and last-minute.
Q: I want to make a larger batch, is that possible?
A: Yes, you can easily double or triple the recipe without any problems. The cooking time will be extended slightly if you’re making more beans, but not significantly. Just check on them every so often and give them a stir.