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Gigi’s Baked Beans

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Gigi's Baked Beans

This baked beans recipe is my Mom’s. Rather than call it Mom’s baked beans, I decided to use the name my boys called her so these are now Gigi’s Baked Beans. It’s become a favorite with the next generation so a recipe name change was in order.

I can remember her making this recipe most of my life. It was a favorite of my Dad’s and my brother’s but, truth be told, I didn’t like it when I was a kid. My brother still makes this exact same recipe too. Now, as an adult, I make them almost as often as she did in the summertime. It’s the perfect side dish to serve with burgers, grilled chicken, ribs anymore. Because the recipe starts with canned baked beans, you can make it in no time. I usually sauté the onions while I’m cooking the bacon to save time.

This is the only bowl I make my baked bean in because it was handed down from my Mom.

The stoneware bowl I bake the beans in was also my Mom’s. She’d had it for years and it could have possibly been my Grandmothers, but I don’t know that for sure. When she scaled back her cooking, she passed it along to me. There is only a simple marking that says EL and USA, leading me to believe it was made in the US, which makes me happy too.

As #BBQWeek comes to an end, I hope you’ve checked out the other recipes and enjoyed them. Maybe some will make it onto your summer menus.


Gigi's Baked Beans



Gigi’s Baked Beans

Gigi’s Baked Beans

Yield: 8 - 10 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Gigi's baked beans are a delicious side dish for any barbecue party.


  • 2 (16 ounce) can baked beans (I use Bush's Original)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 6 - 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (7 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a medium saute pan, saute onions in butter.
  3. In a baking dish, combine beans and diced tomatoes
  4. Add brown sugar and mix in onions but not butter. Pepper to taste. Add crumbled bacon, stirring to mix.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 1 hour or until hot and bubbly around the edges.

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Leanne | Crumb Top Baking

Wednesday 29th of May 2019

We usually serve baked beans as a part of brunch, and with all the bacon in this recipe, it would definitely fit in with brunch! Looks tasty and flavourful!


Wednesday 29th of May 2019

I love memories like these. What a great way to pass on family recipes.

Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Great recipe! These will be a huge hit around here!


Tuesday 28th of May 2019

I've been looking for a baked bean recipe for a party I have in a few weeks. Found it!


Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Baked beans are a perfect side for anything on the grill. And if Gigi made them, you know they have to be good!

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