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Stephanie Fossum took second place in our “Sure Thing” Potluck Recipe Contest with her Country Baked Beans recipe. It’s a stellar side dish – sweet and savory, but smoky too. In other words, it’s everything you want baked beans to be!

Stephanie says, “I found a recipe for baked beans when I was looking for a recipe for a family gathering. It was such a hit that I have changed the recipe to the version that it is today for added thickness in the sauce. I also use thick-cut bacon that we request from the locker that processes hogs for us. I have submitted versions of this recipe to my husband’s family cookbook since I receive multiple requests for it when I serve it.”

Stephanie’s baked beans are simple to make, too. You simply combine some canned baked beans with chili sauce, cooked bacon, onion, brown sugar, and molasses and bake it all until it’s thickened and the flavors have come together. Easy and delicious!

Rated 4.2 out of 5
Rated by 23 reviewers
  • 4 cans (16 oz each) baked beans, drained
  • 1 bottle (12 oz) chili sauce
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into a 4 1/2 qt bean pot or two ungreased 2 qt baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until heated through.
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