This Baked Bean Casserole Recipe is an old-fashioned multiple bean side dish that is baked in the oven. Green beans, baked beans, butter beans and kidney beans are mixed with fried bacon and onions, seasoned with vinegar, brown sugar and dry mustard and baked. Super simple to make- takes about 10 minutes to put together and then bakes for 1 hour!!
This bean dish is an old family recipe that we call “Aunt Doris’ Hot Bean Dish”. Some other SUPER popular recipes that have been handed down in my family are: Old Fashioned Carrot Cake, Ham Balls, and Broccoli Bacon Salad. Aren’t old family recipes the best!?!
Since this is an old fashioned recipe for Baked Bean Casserole, it is made with super simple ingredients that someone would have had available in, say, the 1960’s.
BACON – You just need about 8 slices of bacon for this recipe. I find that the refrigerated, pre-cooked bacon that you can cook in the microwave is the FASTEST AND EASIEST way to prep the bacon for this recipe!!!
GREEN BEANS – Just a traditional can of green beans will do here, you probably have one WAY in the back of your pantry. Make sure you drain the liquid before adding it to the Baked Bean Casserole.
PORK AND BEANS– You will also find these called Baked Beans in the grocery store. This is the only bean you will not drain, you want to use all that flavored syrup in the baked bean can, so buy the one that is flavored just how you like!
BUTTER BEANS- This one can be tricky to find in the grocery store. At some stores it is with the beans (where is should be IMO). But in some stores they put it over by the peans and corn (canned veggies). So before you give up, look in both locations. And if all fails you can order them on Amazon – Butter Beans.
KIDNEY BEANS- Dark red kidney beans or light kidney beans will both work. Just make sure you drain the liquid before adding to the casserole.
Onion, Dry Mustard, Vinegar, Brown Sugar – These are the yummy bits that make up the sauce (combined with the pork and bean sauce) for the Baked Bean Casserole.
Simple How To
- Preheat the oven
- Mix beans
- Bake for 1 hour
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then grab a baking dish that will hold the bean casserole. I used a 3 quart oval pan when I took these photos.
In a large bowl, mix together the 4 beans, fried crumbled bacon, chopped onion, brown sugar, vinegar, and dry mustard.
Pour into your baking dish.
Bake the Bean Casserole for 1 hour, uncovered. Let cool for about 15 minutes before eating.
If your baking dish is full you will want to place it on a rimmed baking sheet so it doesn’t boil over and make a mess in the oven.
For Dinner, Pair With
This Baked Bean Casserole makes an amazing side dish, pair it with any of these entrees:
- BBQ Pork Tenderloin
- Grilled Tri Tip
- Grilled Hamburgers
- BBQ Ribs (Instant Pot)
- Baked BBQ Meatballs
- Sloppy Joes
- Roasted Chicken
More Classic Side Dishes
Baked Bean Casserole Recipe
- Baking Dish approx. 3 quarts
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Grab a large baking dish that will hold the casserole. (at least 3 quarts)
- In a large bowl combine all the ingredients.28 oz can pork & beans, 15 oz can butter beans, 15 oz can kidney beans, 15 oz can green beans, ¾ cup brown sugar, ½ cup vinegar, 1 tsp. dry mustard, 1 large yellow or white onion, 8 slices bacon
- Pour into the baking dish.If your baking dish is super full, place it on a rimmed baking sheet before placing in the oven to prevent spills in the oven.
- Bake for 1 hour.
- Let cool for about 15 minutes and serve.
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