Homemade Amish Style Baked Beans

Homemade Amish Style Baked Beans


These homemade baked beans from scratch are so easy to make and have great flavor with the brown sugar, molasses and bacon.


  • 1 pound dried Great Northern Beans
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsps salt


  1. Soak beans overnight in a plastic container covered with cold water.
  2. The next day pre-heat oven to 250 degrees.
  3. Place a large oven safe pot over medium heat.
  4. Add in chopped uncooked bacon and onion, cook about 5 minutes until onions are soft.
  5. Stir in tomato paste, brown sugar and molasses.
  6. Drain the beans, keeping the liquid stored in a measuring cup.
  7. Add beans to pot.
  8. Add enough vegetable broth to the bean liquid to total 4 cups and add to pot.
  9. Raise heat to high and bring to a boil.
  10. Add black pepper and salt.
  11. Stir and cover pot with a lid.
  12. Place in oven for 6-8 hours until the beans are soft.