Copycat Love's Barbecue Pit BBQ Baked Beans

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

I used to work at Love's BBQ restaurant as a server and they used to make the best baked beans! There were plenty of restaurants in California before, but a lot of them had closed down. If you've eaten there before, you know they have the best baked beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in bean pot or crock pot with lid, mix well.
  2. Cover and bake at 400ºF for 1 hour for thin bean mixture, or 1-1/2 to 2 hours for thicker bean mixture.
  3. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon bits to serve.


Most Helpful

This was super close. The one thing this misses which loves had was all the cuttings and scraps from their bbq meat which was added to the beans. You can easily add some Lloyds bbq pork from the store( the kind that's in the plastic containers) and it is spot on. Of course, if you smoked some ribs or brisket and added scraps would work xlnt too

san4dc March 12, 2016

I love Love's beans, I used to get them take-out all the time. This recipe is really good, but on subsequent batches I made modifications; this is my final recipe that is super close in my memory: <br/><br/>I use a 56 ounces of pork and beans instead of 48, and I use the tomato based type <br/>2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce <br/>2 teaspoons chili powder <br/>I use a 1/8 cup dark molasses instead of a 1/4 <br/>I use a 1/4 cup bottled chili sauce instead of a 1/2 <br/>2 tablespoons white vinegar <br/>1 cup brown sugar ( I did not pack)<br/>I add 2 teaspoons of liquid smoke<br/>I then add approx. 1 lb of smoked brisket chopped into small cubes approx. 1/4 inch<br/><br/>Simmer over stove about an hour.

FoodieInMyMind June 13, 2013

Great....they came out perfect. I added 1 pound of ground beef I relly miss Loves.. So, thankyou for the Recipe!

rrobbo2002 December 18, 2007

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