I searched and searched for a recipe for baked beans to feed a crowd and never found one to my liking. I needed to take a side dish for a family gathering a while back and I needed it BIG. Disappointed with my findings, I decided to just make my own. These baked beans are easy and yummy and like the title says...it’s potluck size! There’s no doubling or tripling ingredients...it’s done for you right here! Give these a try at your next big event!
Baked Beans ~ Potluck Size
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large baking dish (or two 9x13 inch pans) with cooking spray.
3 32-ounce cans pork and beans
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1 cup bbq sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray’s)
1 package bacon ~ diced
1 large onion ~ diced
In a large skillet, saute the diced bacon until almost done. Remove bacon from the pan but leave the drippings.
Saute the diced onion in the bacon drippings until soft, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the beans, brown sugar, ketchup, bbq sauce, cooked bacon and the sauteed onion.
Stir well to combine.
Pour into the prepared pan(s).
Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove foil and continue baking for 30 more minutes.