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coffee baked beans

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Suzanne Gerrety
Jacksonville, FL

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Looking for a new baked beans recipe for the summer? These baked beans are really simple to make, perfectly baked, and have the right balance of flavors. They filled the Test Kitchen with the wonderful aroma that reminded us of a summer cookout. The bacon not only adds texture but a savoriness that mixes with the sweet. Since these beans are cooked uncovered, everything gets caramelized and the beans are not mush. The quantity is perfect if you're serving a family of four. If preparing for a cookout, or you have hungry teenagers in the house, double the recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 2 Hr 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For coffee baked beans

  • 4 slice
    bacon, chopped
  • 1
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 28 oz
    baked beans (1 large can)
  • 1/4 c
    bbq sauce
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 c
    brewed coffee

How To Make coffee baked beans

Test Kitchen Tips
WWe took the beans out of the oven 15 minutes before the timer went off because we noticed they were burning around the edges. Since every oven is different, we'd recommend checking your beans at an hour and a half.
  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cooking chopped bacon in a saucepan.
    Cook the chopped bacon in a pot over medium heat until browned (about 10 minutes).
  • Draining bacon on a paper towel.
    Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon, reserving the bacon grease in the pan. Drain the bacon on paper towels.
  • Onions cooking in the bacon grease.
    Add the chopped onions to the pot with the bacon grease and cook for 15 minutes over medium-low heat, or until caramelized.
  • Brown sugar, mustard, and barbecue sauce added to the pot.
    Remove the pot from the heat. Add the bacon back to the pot as well as the remaining ingredients.
  • All ingredients mixed together.
    Stir it all together.
  • Beans baking in the oven.
    Pour the beans into a greased 8" baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours.
  • Dish of coffee baked beans out of the oven.
    Remove the beans from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.