Hearty BBQ Baked Beans

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

These beans have lots of flavor. I don't care for beans that are to sweet but you can add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to sweeten these up. They go excellent with grilling. I use Bush's original beans and Jack Daniels BBQ sauce but you can use what you prefer. Reduce baking time to 1 hr if you don't like a thick beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon in a skillet until almost crispy. Remove bacon from skillet and roughly chop, but do not drain skillet.
  3. Use bacon fat to saute onion and bell pepper until translucent, Drain.
  4. In a oven safe bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover with foil.
  5. Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
Most Helpful

This was excellent. I am not a big fan of baked beans - too sweet and gooey for me. I substituted a large can of mixed beans and threw in a shot of Jack Daniels. Really good and a lot better the next day.

Hal Taylor January 01, 2010

DH and I both thought these were a great way to fix up a can of baked beans. I used Bush's original baked beans and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Perfect with hot dogs!! Made for the Spring 2009 PAC.

Kim127 April 16, 2009

These beans are just great! I left out the onion (personal pref) otherwise made just as specified, cooking for the 1 1/2 hours to get a nice thick sauce. The thing that sets these beans apart is that they are not sweet, and they are savory without being spicy. Great combination of ingredients - thanks for posting the recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2008

loof September 30, 2008