Barbecue Baked Beans

Barbecue Baked Beans

I suspect that if you came here specifically for this recipe, you would just like to get down to business. So, here it is. (For everyone else, the intellectually stimulating conversation and the exceptionally interesting skinny on things-everyone-should-know-about-this-recipe is below the recipe.)

Barbecue Baked Beans

Recipe by Terri @ that's some good cookin'


  • 3 cans (15-ounces) pork and beans (I used Van Camp's), undrained
  • 1 can (15-ounce) chili beans (I used a store brand), undrained
  • 1 large onion, medium diced
  • 1 green pepper, small diced
  • 1/2 pound bacon, chopped (I used an apple wood smoked bacon)
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce (I used Famous Dave's)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Butter a large baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl,mix together all ingredients.
  3. Pour into baking dish and bake uncovered for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring 2-3 times during the baking process. The cooking time is up to personal preference, depending on how much liquid you like in your beans.
  4. Eat 'um.


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Intellectually Stimulating Conversation

Ummmmm. Like I don’t know what to say. Political opinion is definitely out of the question. Religion? Email me on that one. The state of health care in America? Eat more beans. Seriously. The accuracy of the Mayan calendar in reference to the end of the world? It’s either correct or it’s not. Either way, I have plans. Food additives? Visit the FDA website, so interesting. Dr. Seuss books as metaphors for life? Well, duh. War and peace? Sounds like family life to me. Education? Get one and then make it a habit. Arts and the humanities? A stuffed mountain goat with a tire around its middle is not art. (My humanities professor and I did not see eye to eye on modern art AT ALL.)

Well. That’s about it, I guess.

The Exceptionally Interesting Skinny on Things Everyone Should Know About This Recipe

  1. The heat in this recipe is dependent on the heat of your chosen barbeque sauce and how much chipotle chile powder or chipotle pepper in adobo is added. In my personal, private, biased opinion this recipe is exceptionally delicious with a momma bear amount of heat.
  2. The sweetness of this recipe is dependent on your chosen barbecue sauce and if you add any other sweeteners such as molasses or brown sugar. I did not want an exceptionally sweet flavor, so my chosen barbeque sauce provided exactly enough for me.
  3. Great add-ins would be bits of barbecued pork or beef. I think that if you had some leftover Kalua Pork, it would be exceptional in these beans.
Barbecue Baked Beans


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