Homemade Pork and Beans are hearty, sweet, tangy, and loaded with serious flavor. We’ve included instructions for the oven, slow cooker, and instant pot to make this the easiest pork and beans ever!

homemade pork and beans.

Public Service Announcement from The Stay At Home Chef: stop buying your pork and beans in cans from the store and start making it from scratch! We know how easy it is to just reach for the canned variety, and sometimes, it might even be necessary. But we promise you, once you taste homemade pork and beans, you’ll never go back to store-bought. Bring this to your next backyard BBQ, and everyone will be asking for this recipe!

Do I need to drain the beans?

You absolutely do not want to drain your beans. That liquid is what will make your sauce extra flavorful.

How to Control Sodium in Homemade Pork and Beans:

Opt for low sodium canned beans to minimize the salt content in this dish. Make sure to perform a taste test towards the end to make sure it doesn’t need any more salt added.

What if I don’t have an oven-safe skillet?

Don’t worry if you do not have an oven-safe skillet. You can always use a regular skillet on the stovetop, and then transfer to an oven-safe baking dish when you’re ready to bake.

Homemade pork and beans in a square dish.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat either in a skillet on the stovetop over medium-low heat, or in the microwave in 30-second increments until warmed through.

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