Easy BBQ Baked Beans are flavorful and delicious, not to mention incredibly easy to make. They are the ultimate side dish, and an excellent addition to any BBQ, gathering, or potluck.
The ULTIMATE Easy BBQ Baked Beans recipe
Growing up, my mom used to make these beans for any parties, BBQ’s, picnics, etc. Every time she would make these, I would always scoop tons onto my plate. They have definitely been a favorite of mine for years!!
Not only are these packed with flavor, but they are incredibly simple to make as well. The great part is, these can be prepped ahead of time and put into the refrigerator. Once needed, pop into the oven and they are ready in no time!
This recipe can be doubled and put into a 9×13 baking pan if serving a lot of people or kept as is and made in an 8×8 pan, your choice!
Ingredients needed for these Easy BBQ Baked Beans
- Baked Beans
- Brown Sugar
- Dry Mustard
- Ketchup- you can also use BBQ sauce for a tasty variation
*See recipe card below for exact measurements
How to prepare:
- Grease an 8×8 baking pan.
- Mix together the beans, brown sugar, dry mustard, and ketchup.
- Pour into the baking pan.
- Place sliced bacon pieces (uncooked) on top of the beans.
- Place baking pan in a preheated oven, 325, and bake for about 2 hours.
Tips for the BEST BBQ Baked Beans
Don’t skimp on the beans! Use a good, quality canned bean such as Bush’s. You can pick any flavor they offer, but Bush’s brand is packed with flavor as is, so once you add the extra ingredients to them, you’ll have a mouthwatering dish!
Don’t forget to drain the cans of beans a bit prior to adding them to the dish. This will help avoid runny beans, which can be hard to scoop!
Cook low and slow! If you get in a bind and need to cook these for a shorter duration, that works, but trust the time and allow the flavors to truly meld together!
Don’t be afraid to add in extra additions! Extra bacon (perhaps even jalapeno flavored), onions, jalapenos, green onions on top, etc.
Additional BBQ side dish recipes to check out:
Using only 5 ingredients, these Easy BBQ Baked Beans are definitely an easy side dish everyone will enjoy!
With summer weather heading our way, these beans are great for picnics, potlucks, and gatherings!
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Easy BBQ Baked Beans
- 2 cans baked beans *use 16-18 oz cans, drain a bit prior to dumping them in
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 6 slices bacon *cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup ketchup
Want to check out a few other great bean recipes? How about this Smoked version?? Or this loaded Cowboy version?? Can’t go wrong with these great recipes!