Tracy Joyner


I personally LOVE baked beans... many are tastey but just average.
I have found that adding fresh onion and green pepper makes just about anything taste better and baked beans are definitely no exception.
The beans are "sauced" up w/an "improved" shelf bbq sauce, Add a pound of bacon and you've got something really special. Something that stands out among the multitudes of other b.bean recipes.

Use a "hickory" bbq sauce as the base of your recipe. Only thing that makes this any better is covering the outside of the pan w/foil and smoking it outside on the bbq grill.

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This is a great dish to eat with grilled food, BBQ, or sandwiches. I think it would go well with a holiday baked ham too!

This dish smelled soooo good while it was cooking that my family lined up at the stove with forks when I pulled it out! They literally ate half of the dish before I put the rest of dinner on the table. I did add the jalapeno (seeded and diced). The cooking process mellowed the jalapenos and gave the dish a perfect kick of spice. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 lb
  • 1
    sweet onion--diced
  • 1-2
    green pepper--diced
  • 6 can(s)
    pork n beans
  • 3/4 c
    bbq sauce
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    mustard (dijon is good)



  1. Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces (I use a pair of scissors)

    Actually, I just cut them in half.
  2. Chop onion and green pepper .. place in bottom of baking pan.

    *This is the time to add a fresh jalapeno too if suites your taste.

    Top with bacon half the bacon.

    Bake at 500 degrees till bacon is cooked
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

    Cover the top with remaining bacon.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees until beans are bubbly and sauce is syrup-like.. about 2 hours.

    Let stand to thicken slightly before serving.

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Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American

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