Sweet and Zesty Baked Beans

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Ginny Sue

These are sweet like traditional baked beans, yet also zesty like chili beans. A great combination of the two.

Top Review by Domestic Goddess

Ginny Sue, these beans were very good! While I only added a 1/2 cup of diced onion, I did use 9 slices of bacon, subbed "medium" heat enchilada sauce for the mild, as that's what I had in my pantry, and since I didn't have dark brown sugar, I added a 1/2 tablespoon of molasses. I omitted the cheese, and glad I did. After the beans were done baking, I added them to a 3-1/2 quart crockpot (heated on low) to keep them warm until my husband had time to grill some hamburgers. Needless to say these beans were a 'hit'!! My hubby and I enjoyed them. Ginny Sue, thank you for posting this recipe. I look forward to making these beans again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except cheese, mix gently but thoroughly.
  2. Place in a greased 2 quart casserole.
  3. Bake uncovered at 475F for 15 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to 375F and bake for an additional 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese, bake 15 minutes longer.

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