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Mixed Baked Beans

Three different types of beans go into this delicious Mixed Baked Beans recipe seasoned with bacon. It’s a perfect side dish for barbecues and picnics!

Mixed Baked Beans in casserole dish

My sweet father-in-law celebrated his 80th birthday this week and we managed to pull off a surprise birthday party over the weekend for a few of his friends and family. I kept the menu simple by serving pulled pork barbecue from DeadEnd BBQ (our favorite local BBQ place!) along with my Mexican Cornbread MuffinsTangy Cole Slaw, and these tasty Mixed Baked Beans, which feature a mixture of three beans, sweet onion, and plenty of bacon. Yum!

A group of people posing for a photo

That’s the birthday boy in the party hat, my father-in-law Cecil. He always calls me his “favorite” daughter-in-law and I always joke back that I’m not sure that’s much of a compliment since I’m his “only” daughter-in-law. He’s been a great influence in my life since I joined the family as I know he has been in the lives of the rest of our clan, his friends, and in his church. We’re blessed to call him our Dad.

baked beans with spoon

Every barbecue plate needs a side of baked beans, right? What makes these beans special is that they are made with three different beans: the traditional pork and beans, red kidney beans, and baby lima beans. That’s right. Lima beans! Adding in lots of bacon and plenty of sweet onion — sautéed in the bacon fat, of course! — make this side dish extra delicious! Be sure to drain the cans of beans so that when they bake up the sauce will get a little thicker.

mixed baked beans on white plate

I guarantee you’ll want to try this version of baked beans at your next barbecue or picnic. They’re easy to prepare and the recipe can also be easily doubled for larger groups. It also reheats really well. Happy Birthday, Cecil!

Yield: 10 servings

Mixed Baked Beans

mixed baked beans on white plate

Three different beans go into this delicious Mixed Baked Beans recipe — perfect for barbecues and picnics!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1/2 pound bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 16-oz. can pork and beans, drained
  • 1 16-oz. can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 16-oz. can baby lima beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon and crumble.
  3. Saute onions in 2 tablespoons of reserved bacon drippings until tender.
  4. Combine onion, bacon, beans, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl until mixed. Pour into a lightly greased 2-quart baking dish.
  5. Cover and bake for 45 minutes.


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Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 934mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 8gSugar: 15gProtein: 18g

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Andi @ The Weary Chef

Friday 13th of May 2016

I love an easy side dish especially for parties and potlucks! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! :D

Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

Friday 13th of May 2016

These sound awesome, LOVE baked beans!


Friday 13th of May 2016

OOOhhhhhh yum! These beans look delicious! Thank you for sharing!!

Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

Thursday 12th of May 2016

Your father-in-law is just adorable! And those baked beans... I can just imagine the smell and taste!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Thursday 12th of May 2016

How fun - hope you had a great celebration! Looks like the meal was something special to enjoy! I love that you used a variety of beans and the seasonings (and bacon) sound great!

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