10 Easy Baked Beans Recipes That’ll Become Your New Favorite

Easy baked bean recipes

A summer BBQ menu isn’t complete without a side of baked beans. They’re delicious with a juicy burger or a nicely grilled hot dog. It’s a classic side dish that can be prepared sweeter (think apples and brown sugar) or savory (hello bacon!). All these recipes start with canned beans which makes prep a breeze. Many have a recipe that they think is the best. Here are 10 of our favorite easy baked beans recipes we think may become a new favorite.

Southern Sausage Baked Beans

Southern Sausage Baked Beans

"This is my mama's recipe. It has always been a "must-have" side at all of our BBQs! Goes very well alongside potato salad too. The sausage gives it such a great flavor. If you try this recipe, you'll never wanna go back to "plain" baked beans." - Leslie
Bourbon Baked Beans

Bourbon Baked Beans

"This is a really different take on your everyday baked beans. Since they're slow cooked, the beans have a soft texture. Pineapple adds a little tangy sweet kick to the beans. You do taste the bourbon, but it's not a strong flavor." - Kitchen Crew
Land Your Man Baked Beans

Land Your Man Baked Beans

"1986 was the first time I made this dish. I was a newlywed and I was very eager to impress my in-laws! My father-in-law sat there and critiqued the dish, breaking down every ingredient... I was sweating bullets!! And then he walked up to me and told me "these are the best baked beans I have ever eaten!!" Since then I have been crowned the Baked Bean Queen." - Jenny
Slow Cooker BBQ Beans

Slow Cooker BBQ Beans

"Slow Cooker BBQ Beans, you know, “Baked Beans”, except I always make mine in the slow cooker. They taste the same and a slow cooker heats up the house less not to mention uses less electricity! Since I usually make them in Summer that’s a big deal in the Mississippi heat!" - Paula
Spicy Apple Baked Beans

Spicy Apple Baked Beans

"One of my three teenage sons loves all things apple. He's not a big bean fan though. The other two sons love baked beans. With this yummy twist on baked beans, I satisfied all three of them. However, my husband was the one who raved the most. It's a hit at our house and wherever I take it." - Cindy
Baked Beans With Bacon

Baked Beans With Bacon

"The barbecue sauce, ketchup, and garlic powder give these baked beans great flavor. Or, it could be the bacon on top ... bacon makes everything better! A perfect addition to your next cookout." - Kitchen Crew
The Angry Pig Baked Beans

The Angry Pig Baked Beans

"When there was barbecue there was always yummy sides, baked beans were always on the list. In my mind, it is a necessary side dish so I took my mom’s basic baked beans and adjusted it. These Angry Pig Baked beans is a dish I came up with my husband in mind. He loves meat added to his baked beans and wants everything spicy. Since this was his cheat meal, I made it happen and boy they were GOOD." - Debbie
Pineapple Baked Beans

Pineapple Baked Beans

"Everyone loves my baked beans and I am frequently asked to bring them to potlucks! These are so easy to mix in the casserole dish and slide in the oven while getting showered and ready to go!" - Brenda
Coffee Baked Beans

Coffee Baked Beans

"One morning we had a little coffee left in our coffee pot and I was planning to make baked beans for dinner. I thought, why waste the coffee? So I just tweaked my baked bean recipe a bit and came up with this combination. I paired it with roasted Brussels sprouts and seared salmon. It was a huge hit with my whole family!" - Suzanne
Hearty Baked Beans

Hearty Baked Beans

"There are a variety of beans cooked with ground beef, bacon, and onion. The recipe is seasoned with a bit of brown sugar, cider vinegar, salt, pepper, and a little liquid smoke. The light smokiness and sweet flavor mixed with the beef and beans mixture is exceptional. The consistency is a little thinner than typical baked beans, but this is one great recipe for summer barbecues." - Kitchen Crew