Country Style Baked Beans are sweet, saucy, and oh so delicious with both ground beef and bacon. We’ve got you covered with instructions for both the oven and slow cooker!

Overhead view of country style baked beans in a saucepan.

Baked beans have always been a favorite. Even before we really liked beans, we would still always go for a hefty helping of baked beans at family BBQs. Really, who can resist? They’re savory and sweet and always have bite-sized pieces of crunchy bacon. What’s not to love?! We’ve perfected this recipe by adding in ground beef, making it even more amazing. Even bean haters will love our country-style baked beans! 

Can I use dry beans? 

You sure can! They simply take the extra step of soaking and cooking before you can add them in. That can be a full-day project, so if you intend to use dry beans, make sure you prep them the day before.


If you like your baked beans extra saucy, you can either add extra ketchup or simply double the sauce entirely. 

Worcestershire Sauce in Country Style Baked Beans:

If you don’t have Worcestershire sauce or need to omit it for any reason, you can simply leave it out, no substitute needed. 


You can substitute the brown sugar with either a Stevia brown sugar replacement or maple syrup. You will only want to add 1/8 cup of either replacement. Alternatively, you can simply omit it altogether! We prefer the added sweetness, but it is still absolutely delicious without any sugar!

A small bowl of country style baked beans.

Freezer Instructions: 

Baked beans freeze so well! Simply portion any leftovers into freezer-safe resealable plastic bags and freeze flat for up to 3 months.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in a saucepan on the stove over medium-low heat until warmed through. 

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