Zesty Homemade Baked Beans with Bacon
These Homemade Baked Beans with Bacon are rich, hearty and thick with the perfect balance of savory and sweet! These baked beans are a must for summer barbecues and cookouts!
Servings 8 servings
- 8 ounces bacon, chopped
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 1 cup beer
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- 1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
- 2 (15 ounce) cans Pork and Beans, drained
- 1 (28 ounce) can Baked Beans, drained
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium pot over medium heat, cook bacon until the fat renders and a bit cripy, about 5 minutes. Remove from the pot and drain on paper towels.
Add the onion and bell pepper and cook until soft, about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the beer and bring to a boil. Reduce until almost all the beer has evaporated.
Add the BBQ sauce, molasses and sugar and mix to combine. Add the ginger and mustard and mix well.
Add the Pork and Beans and Baked Beans and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Transfer the beans into a 13 x 9 baking dish. Top with the bacon and bake for 1 hour.
Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 315mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 13.8mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg