Skillet Quick and Easy Baked Beans

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It’s that time of the year again. Time for baked beans. And this is my go-to quick and easy skillet baked beans recipe. For years. Delicious, savory… and easy!

Simple ingredients, baked in a skillet… with the flavors you expect in baked beans.

An excellent quick and savory recipe that will help get your grilling party or holiday meal on the table in a flash. Or simply when you’re craving the taste of summer.

Simple Baked Beans Ingredients

Here’s the simple list of ingredients for these delicious and classicly flavored baked beans:

small onion and garlic cloves
2 cans of white beans
cola
molasses
ketchup
mustard powder
brown sugar
cayenne pepper
cooked and crumbled bacon

Steps to Making Skillet Baked Beans

Begin with a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Cook the bacon until it’s crispy. Remove from the pan, drain on a paper towel, crumble, and set aside. Remove all but one tablespoon of oil from the pan.

To the skillet add the onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until the onion is soft, 3 to 4 minutes should do it. Then add the beans and 1/2 cup of water. Simmer until the beans are warmed up, about 5 minutes. 

Finally, add the cola, molasses, ketchup, mustard powder, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and another 1/2 cup of water. Simmer until the sauce has thickened, 10-15 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle the cooked, crumbled bacon over the top and some chopped fresh parsley if desired. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day; reheat on low.

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Quick and Easy Skillet Baked Beans

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It’s that time of the year again. Time for baked beans. And this is my go-to quick and easy skillet baked beans recipe. For years. Delicious, savory… and easy!

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 side servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 cans (15 ounces each) white beans, such as cannellini or navy, drained and rinsed
1 cup water
1/4 cup cola
1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/81/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicy)
4 slices of bacon, pre-cooked and crumbled

Instructions

Cook bacon in a 10-inch cast iron skillet, drain on a paper towel and crumble after it cools. Set aside. (Skip this step if your bacon is already fully-cooked).

Remove all but 1 tablespoon or less of fat from the bacon. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add beans and 1/2 cup water; simmer until beans have softened, 5 to 7 minutes.

Add cola, molasses, ketchup, mustard powder, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and another 1/2 cup of water. Simmer until sauce has thickened, 10-15 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Sprinkle cooked, crumble bacon over the beans and add some fresh chopped parsley if desired. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day; reheat on low.

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