Spicy BBQ and Bacon Baked Beans


More baked beans are made over the July 4th holiday than any other side dish. I grew up on beans. In fact, Mama had us convinced they were meat for a long time. Baked beans are one of my favorites. The mistake most folks make is taking a can of baked beans and serving them right out of the can. If you do that, they’re going to taste like the can. This is an easy recipe that will give your dish a homemade taste, and it is also easy to multiply for larger crowds. It is a variation of the beans I made on Chopped Grill Masters, too.

Y’all enjoy and be safe over this holiday weekend!



Spicy BBQ and Bacon Baked Beans

Serves 4 -5
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 55 minutes


  • 5 slices thick-cut bacon (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 15 oz. can Ranch Style beans (drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can pork and beans (drained)
  • 1 medium jalapeño (diced)
  • 1 medium yellow onion (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 8-x-8-inch casserole dish.
2. In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until three-quarters done. Drain the grease and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, stir together the beans, jalapeño, onion, brown sugar, mustard and barbeque sauce. Taste the mixture and Add more of any of the ingredients to suite your taste, if needed.
4. Stir in the bacon, setting aside several pieces to be placed on top of the beans.
5. Scrape the mixture into the baking dish. Place the remaining bacon pieces on top.
6. Cook for 25 minutes or until the beans are bubbling. Serve hot.

8 thoughts on “Spicy BBQ and Bacon Baked Beans

  1. If I spice mine up, I usually put a lil bit of fresh diced peaches in them to cool and sweeten a bit in addition to the brown sugar. And I use dark brown sugar and have even been known to put a drop of two of real molasses in there, too. :)

  2. My husband is really enjoying the foods served to him these days. Tonight is getting your Cowboy Pinto Beans. Last night he said the chicken breast was really good. What was different? YOUR mesquite seasoning is all it had on it! Thank you so much. You have made me a better cook.

    Donna Bates

  3. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen or heard of ranch style beans before. Perhaps I never noticed. I will have to keep an eye out next time I am shopping

  4. I did a search online and saw what the can looks like. That should make it a little easier to spot!

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