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Rich and tangy homemade BBQ baked beans with bacon

homemade BBQ baked beans recipe

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Course side dishes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Servings 10 -12 servings
Calories 272
Author Lindsay Viker


  • 10 slices thick-cut bacon cut in half
  • 1/2 medium onion small dice
  • 1 medium green pepper small dice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 53 oz can pork and beans
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Fry bacon in a large ovenproof pot over medium heat on the stove until bacon is cooked through, but not crisp. Remove the bacon from the pot then set aside on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the grease.
  • Add onions and peppers to the pot and sauté in bacon drippings for about 5 minutes until tender. Add the can of pork and beans and all remaining ingredients then bring to a simmer. Once the beans are bubbling, reduce the heat to low.
  • Chop about half of the bacon and stir the pieces into beans. Lay the remaining bacon strips across the top of the beans.
  • Cover the pot and transfer to the oven and bake for about 2 hours, until the sauce is very thick and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and let stand to thicken slightly.
  • Serve and enjoy!


If you like your baked beans spicy, double up on the paprika!


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1016mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g