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Savory, sweet, thick and hearty, these baked beans with bacon are perfectly seasoned, baked to perfection and with a few shortcuts incredibly easy to make! The perfect side dish for your next dinner, BBQ or gathering!
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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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Beans with Bacon, Homemade Baked Beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 169kcal


  • 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