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Homemade Baked Beans (from Scratch)

Homemade baked beans are so easy to make and taste so much better than store bought! Learn how to make baked beans from scratch for a delicious side that is loaded with flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked beans from scratch, homemade baked beans, how to make baked beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 326kcal
Author Tanya


  • ½ lb dry navy beans about 1 and ⅓ cup
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ Tbsp bbq seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp salt or to taste


  • Place beans, water, and bbq seasoning in a pressure cooker. Cook on high pressure for 45 minutes, then naturally release. Remove beans and liquid from the pressure cooker and set both aside.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place a heavy bottom dutch oven pot over medium-high heat. Add oil and ground turkey and brown. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until they have softened. Turn off the heat and add brown sugar, molasses, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, beans and bean liquid, and salt to the pot and stir. Cover pot.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake for 1 hour. After an hour, remove pot and stir. Raise oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and return beans to oven uncovered. Bake for about 20 minutes more. Remove and serve.



  • Beans will absorb additional liquid as they cool.
  • If reheating beans after chilling, add about 1-2 Tbsp of liquid to keep them liquidy.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 876mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 5mg