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Easy Barbecue Baked Beans Recipe

This easy baked beans recipe is perfect for your next barbecue! Three kinds of beans with chunks of sausage and bacon make this a hearty, tangy side dish for all your grilled dishes.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Barbeque
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, baked beans, onions, ro-tel, sausage
Servings: 8
Calories: 445kcal


The Canned Goods

  • 28 oz Baked Beans (1 big can) Your choice, this recipe used Bush's Original
  • 15 oz Red pinto beans 1 can, drained
  • 15 oz Great Northern beans 1 can, drained
  • 10 oz Ro-Tel Original diced tomatoes and green chilis 1 can, drained

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup water Optional, see recipe post
  • 1 tbsp Spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tbsp Cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid smoke

Spices, etc

  • 1/2 Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Ground pepper

The Meats

  • 12 oz Sausage We used brats, casings removed
  • 3 slices Bacon Thick cut, hickory smoked


  • Add barbecue sauce, ketchup, water, mustard, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, garlic powder, cumin powder, and ground pepper to a bowl and whisk until combined well. Set aside.
  • Cook the sausage in a skillet over medium high heat, breaking it up into small pieces. Cook until the fat renders, about 5 minutes.
  • Add onions to the sausage and cook until sausage is browned and onions are tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a bowl add sausage and sauce. Add all the cans of beans and the ro-tel. Combine well.
  • Transfer contents of bowl to a baking dish and add cut bacon to the top of the mixture.
  • Place into oven and bake at 350 degrees F. You may want to place baking dish onto a sheet pan as the dish will bubble.
  • Bake until beans are bubbling and bacon is cooked, about 1 1/2 hours. Allow to rest for 15 minutes. Serve.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 945mg | Potassium: 1006mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 5mg