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Healthy Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans Recipe

grandma brown's baked beans recipe
grandma brown’s baked beans recipe

Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans recipe (also known as Brown’s Beans or browns baked beans recipe) is a delicious, easy-baked bean recipe full of flavor. This recipe is simple enough to enjoy and make but can be used for many different flavors and recipes.

Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans is a delicious recipe made with whole beans. These beans are quick and easy to prepare due to their great flavor. They are great in any dish that requires a great flavor.

The Benefit of Baked Beans

This dish is very healthly for us because the National Library of Medicine stated that regular consumption of common beans is associated with numerous health benefits, including preventing and managing obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other cardiovascular diseases. I thimk that this beans can be fashioned baked beans. After all, in our world it is fashionable, what is good for health, right?

Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans Recipe

  • 1 pound of medium sized navy beans
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 medium-sized chopped Onion
  • 3 oz. 3 oz.
  • Water to cover


Step 1 You will need six cups of water. Pour it into a large saucepan. Bring the water to boil and add the baking soda.

Step 2 Rinse beans thoroughly to remove any dirt and debris. Add the beans to boiling water. Let them boil for 10 min.

Step 3 Turn off the stove’s heat. Cover the pot with a cover. Allow the beans to rest in the pot for at beans overnight.

Step 4  After letting your beans sit overnight, rinse them well. You can boil beans with baking soda for approximately 30 minutes if you need them to be ready quickly. Verify the beans are ready.

Step 5 Now heat some oil in a pan to cook your bacon. The fat will still be needed to flavor the beans. To fry the onions, add them to the same pan. This will enhance the flavor.

Step 6 Now, heat the oven to 350°F. Please stir it with all the other ingredients.

Step 7 Add water to the casserole until all the beans are covered. Cover it and bake it at 300° Fahrenheit for 5-6 hours.

Step 8 You must inspect the beans at least once an hour to ensure water is not drying out. Add water to the beans if they appear dry.

Step 9 Take them out. You will notice that the bean dish is thickened and no longer runny. This is when you will know that it’s done!

Step 10 You can serve them at dinner, lunch, or family gatherings.

grandma brown's baked beans recipe

What to Avoid When Making Grandma Browns Baked Beans

  1. Make sure to overcook the beans. They should be soft but not mushy.
  2. Do not add too much sugar. The beans should be slightly sweetened, but not too much.
  3. Do not add salt. You will have enough salt from the bacon and ham.
  4. Please do not add extra fat. Beans are already very fatty, so adding more will make them unhealthy.
  5. Remember to heat the oven. This will ensure that the beans cook evenly.
  6. Make sure to cook the onions. They should be golden brown but not burned.

How to Reheat Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans

In a Microwave

Baking baked beans in the microwave is not a good idea, as they can be fried. You can transfer the beans to a microwave-safe bowl if this is the only option. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and a damp towel.

Heat the beans in a saucepan for about 1-2 min. Stir them every 30 seconds until they are well heated.

Wait to add liquid to the beans until the 30-second mark. This is because heat can sometimes release extra moisture. They shouldn’t be too watery.

In an Oven

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place your beans in an oven-safe container. Cover the dish with foil and add a little liquid. Cook the beans for 10 minutes, stirring once in a while.

Take off the foil in the final few minutes.

On a Stove

Please put them in a saucepan and heat them on low heat. Stir frequently.

If the beans appear dry, add more liquid (water, milk, or stock).

Use one tablespoon at a given time until you reach the desired thickness.

FAQS About Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans

What’s the History of Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans

Lydia Brown created Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans in the early 1900s. This recipe has been passed down through generations and is enjoyed today by all families.

I have a Food Allergy. Can I Still Eat Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans?

Yes! Yes! Anyone with food allergies can eat Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans. They are free from gluten, nuts, and soy and can be made dairy-free on request.

How Can I Replace Sea Beans?

You can use brown skinned beans.

What Makes Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans so Unique?

Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans are unique for many reasons. They are made from navy beans with a mild flavor and creamy texture. The beans are slow-cooked in molasses and spices to create a rich, flavorful dish. The beans can be baked in a traditional beanpot for a home-cooked flavor.

How Should I Serve Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans?

Grandma Brown’s baked beans can be enjoyed in many different ways. You can serve them as a side dish or main course. They also make an excellent topping for salads, burgers, and other dishes. They are delicious no matter how you eat them.

Where Can I Buy Grandma Brown’s Baked Bean?

Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans can be found online or in local stores.


Baked beans are healthy and delicious, bringing joy to your family. You can also make it vegetarian by simply omitting meat from the recipes. It will still taste delicious.

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