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The Best Smoked Baked Beans Recipe – Made With Bacon

This is the best smoked baked beans recipe on the planet… and it’s made with bacon. Do I have to say more? The absolute perfect side dish to make for your upcoming BBQ and something you do not have to fuss over while making on the stove. A total home run. Simple, delicious, and hearty.

Best Smoked Baked Beans Recipe

Homemade baked beans always pass the family taste test, and they make great leftovers, too. A double bonus if you ask me! Easy baked beans are ones you don’t have to hover over and watch! I have plenty of other pots and pans to worry about before the company heads in. This is the ultimate bbq side dish. Tender beans for the win. 

easy bbq baked beans

Best Smoked Baked Beans Recipe

We included bacon in our best smoked baked beans recipe, but you could omit that ingredient if you have any vegetarians. My daughter does not eat much meat, so we typically omit bacon when making this dish for just our party of five. It tastes just as good on its own. Here’s everything you will need to get your barbeque beans rolling. Let’s break down the cooking process for these barbecue beans with smoky bacon:

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Ingredients For Smoked Baked Beans:

  • 30 oz Ranch Beans
  • 28 oz pork and beans
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • 3 tbsp. Golden Georgia BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Chipotle BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp. smoked bbq seasoning
  • 6 slices thick-cut, bacon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

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How To Make The Best Smoked Baked Beans

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Spray a 13×9″ baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.  Drain your ranch beans, and pork and beans.

Pour the beans into a large bowl. Dice your onion and peppers. Add your onions and peppers to the bean bowl. Stir to combine. Your easy baked beans are coming right along!

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In a small bowl add your brown sugar, bbq seasoning, golden bbq sauce, and BBQ Sauce. Stir to combine. What type you use for each condiment is really a personal preference.

Cut 6 slices of bacon pieces and stir into baked beans mixture. Add your sauce to your bean mixture and then stir to combine.

Pour your BBQ beans into the baking dish. Make sure to spread the bean mixture evenly throughout the baking dish. Bake in 350°F oven for 90 minutes until thickened slightly. Garnish.

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Tips and Variations

  • Serve corn, coleslaw, pasta salad, hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, chicken, cornbread, and more! Whatever you’d typically serve in a BBQ would be a perfect partner for these easy-baked beans.
  • Use a disposable aluminum pan to cook this bean recipe for easier cleanup. 
  • If you’d like to make this a complete meal, add ground beef, smoked bacon, smoked meat, or pork belly to this dish. It’s hearty enough to be the main dish.
  • To add more smoke flavor, include chili powder, a teaspoon of liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, jalapeno peppers, and black pepper. It is a perfect balance. 
  • Add diced white onion, yellow onion, or red bell peppers to the top of the beans before serving.
  • Looking for more flavor? A tablespoon of Dijon mustard, yellow mustard, or your favorite bbq sauce before cooking. This will add a depth of flavor.
  • Serve baked beans for breakfast!  Pair the leftovers with a side of eggs and a few steak slices. Enjoy! Others like to top off some white rice with a heaping of beans. Whatever way you’d like to prepare, it works.
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I hope you enjoy this easy side dish. Smoked beans are filled with tangy flavors and is a great option for BBQ season. 

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Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

This is the best smoked baked beans recipe on the planet... and it's made with bacon. Do I have to say more? The absolute perfect side dish to make for your upcoming BBQ and something you do not have to fuss over while making on the stove. A total home run. Simple, delicious, and hearty.

Ingredients

  • 30 oz Ranch Beans
  • 28 oz pork and beans
  • 1/2 cup onions, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • 3 tbsp. Golden Georgia BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Chipotle BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp. smoked bbq seasoning
  • 6 slices thick cut, bacon
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Drain your ranch Beans, and pork and beans.
  2. Pour the beans into a large bowl. Dice your onion, and peppers. Add your onions, peppers to the bean bowl, stir to combine.
  3. In a small bowl add your brown sugar, bbq seasoning, golden bbq sauce, and BBQ Sauce. Stir to combine.
  4. Cut 6 slices of bacon pieces and stir into baked beans mixture. Add your sauce to your bean mixture stir to combine.
  5. Pour your BBQ beans into the baking dish. Make sure to spread the bean mixture evenly throughout the baking dish. Bake in 350°F oven for 90 minutes until thickened slightly Garnish.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 656Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 2256mgCarbohydrates: 131gFiber: 15gSugar: 79gProtein: 20g

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