David's Garden Seeds®


Baked Beans Recipes

If you want to make baked beans recipes from scratch, you can use navy, kidney, or pinto beans that you buy dried in the store or you can grow your own in your backyard garden.

If navy beans, also known as white pea beans, are not available, you can use the following:

Black Beans

Black Eyed Peas

Kidney Beans

Pinto Beans

Millies Baked Beans

My grandmother, Mildred Pitcher, always made her Millies Baked Beans recipe for family gatherings. She never made enough of them because the dish was always emptied long before the end of the meal! This lady could cook and bake like nobody's business! All of the cousins, aunts, and uncles would devour it. We had a big family!

Millie's Baked Beans Recipe

You will need:

  • 1 pound Navy beans (uncooked)
  • 1 large onion (any color) chopped
  • 1 large can crushed tomatoes in puree or 1 large can tomato paste
  • 1 pound salt pork cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Soak the Navy beans overnight in a pan of water with one teaspoon of salt.

Drain the beans and cover them with fresh water in a large pot. Add the chopped onion and the salt pork strips to the beans. Cook until the beans are tender. Add tomatoes, baking powder, molasses, brown sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and simmer for 30 minutes.

Pour bean mixture into a large baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour or until the top is browned.

Millies baked beans can be served hot or cold.

If you make my grandmother's baked beans recipe, come by the David's Garden Seeds® Farm Store and let me know.


Baked Beans Recipe With Canned Beans

Our family favorite quick bean is Bush's.Our family favorite quick bean is Bush's.

There are some really good canned baked beans on the market now, including our favorite, Bush's Baked Beans in so many flavors. If you don't have a lot of time, you can doctor up some baked beans with our DIY Canned Baked Bean Recipe below.

First, choose your favorite brand and flavor and make sure you get a large can or two smaller cans.

You will also need:

  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked
  • yellow onion, diced and sauteed
  • barbecue sauce, any flavor you like
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • yellow mustard
  • brown sugar

Crumble the cooked bacon and put it in a large pot with the baked beans and the diced and sauteed onions. Add a few tablespoons of barbecue sauce. Then, add a tablespoon each of Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, and brown sugar. Stir together and taste. Add more as you like. Some people like more sugar or sauce. Others like more mustard.

Optional: Instead of crumbly bacon, you can add diced ham or cooked and diced salt pork.

Also, if you love mushrooms, add a small jar or can of sliced and drained mushrooms into the mix.

If you love the taste of tomatoes, add some crushed tomatoes as well and stir in.

Remember to taste the final product and then write down the amounts that work well for you.

There you have it, a baked beans recipe that saves you the time of soaking and cooking the beans.


Return from Millie's Baked Beans to Favorite Recipes


Watch Our TV Commercial!

Sing Along To Our Jingle

Matt with one of our Barred Rock chickens. The chickens adore him. ♪♫♪♪♫♫Matt with one of our Barred Rock chickens. The chickens adore him. ♪♫♪♪♫♫

 ♪♫♪♪ ♫ ♪ ♫♪♫♫

 ♪♫♪♪♫♫

Peppers and peas

And lots of yummy greens

You can't go wrong

With Squash This Long

At David's Garden Seeds

♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

Please like and subscribe on YouTube and come visit us at our Farm Store! The music on our TV ad was written, played, and sung by our son, Matthew Schulze. You can meet him when you come to the farm. He just might give you a tour. Ask him to grab a guitar and sing our jingle that he wrote.


David of David's Garden Seeds® zipping along on his little tractor across the farm. He is having a blast!David of David's Garden Seeds® zipping along on his little tractor across the farm. He is having a blast!
All Non-GMO, we've got the seeds you want!All Non-GMO, we've got the seeds you want!

We are David's Garden Seeds®. If you need great seeds, we've got over 2,000 varieties to choose from.


Subscribe To Mrs. David's Garden Seeds® Newsletter For FREE!

Hi! I am Juanita aka Mrs. DGS. This photo was taken in our commercial kitchen during a potluck.Hi! I am Juanita aka Mrs. DGS. This photo was taken in our commercial kitchen during a potluck.
Mrs. David's Garden Seeds in the greenhouse with Lucy the lap dog.Mrs Davids Garden Seeds in the greenhouse with Lucy the lap dog.

Find out what is going on down on the farm by reading our blog and by subscribing to our free newsletter for all of the information going down at David's Garden Seeds® and on the farm. I love to share helpful information with you. Please let your friends know and y'all come on down for a visit when you get the chance. We would love to meet you!