Knockwurst and the Best Baked Beans Ever

The most delicious baked beans you will ever taste. Promise.Knockwurst and Baked Beans RecipeWhen I came to the Baked Beans in my Grandmother’s recipe collection, my jaw dropped.  For real!

This recipe is no joke!  It’s a bunch a crazy tasty ingredients that marry together in a low oven all day long.  All day!

Unlike my Grandmother’s Stuffed Cabbage recipe, this one I only changed a tiny bit — less molasses.  (Not to worry, there’s still plenty!)Knockwurst and Baked Beans RecipeI absolutely love how the bacon cooks in whole strips  — seeping its smoky, salty juices into the beans as it becomes soft and tender.

When I was a kid, about once a month my mom would make these beans with knockwurst, and it was the most incredibly delicious, comforting meal of all time.Knockwurst and Baked Beans RecipeSeriously, I’m not sure I can properly describe just how utterly delicious this is.  Ketchup and all. 😉

It’s over the top!

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Knockwurst and Baked Beans Recipe
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Serves: 6 to 8
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans
  • ¾ cup ketchup, divided
  • ½ cup molasses, divided
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 1½ cups finely chopped yellow/brown onion, divided
  • 12-ounces bacon (about 9 strips)
  • 4 knockwurst, cut into ½-inch slices
  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F (see notes), and adjust a rack to the center.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the 4 cans of beans, draining only about ½ of the liquid from each one before doing so.
  3. In an approximately 5 quart Dutch oven, or other oven proof pot, add about ⅓ of the bean mixture. Then as evenly as possible, drizzle ¼ cup of the ketchup, ¼ cup of the molasses, and 1 tablespoon of the Worcestershire sauce on top. Next sprinkle about ½ cup of the onions. Add one layer of the bacon on top of the onions, so that they're covered completely. (You can cut the bacon strips in half if necessary.)
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  5. Repeat the above layering process two more times, but on the last time, there will be no molasses.
  6. Cover the pot and place it on a baking sheet in the preheated 225 degree F oven for 7 hours.
  7. Remove from the oven, add the knockwurst and then bake for 1 more hour.
I'm sure you could also make this recipe in a slow cooker. Believe it or not, I don't own one. (Gasp!)


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  1. says

    This sounds amazing. Will try it at some point when I’m eating beans again, or maybe for a special occasion like a bbq.

    For some reason, I thought I had added you to my Feedly long ago… just now realized I hadn’t! Pinned and will pin your stuff from now on. Hope you are well.

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