Barbecued Baked Beans Recipe

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To dress up convenient canned pork and beans, our Test Kitchen starts with bottled barbecue sauce, then stirs in brown sugar, vinegar, liquid smoke and spices. These hearty oven-baked beans will perk up your next summer picnic.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 cans (15 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 205 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 656mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 8g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the next eight ingredients. Add the Liquid Smoke if desired.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until thickened and bubbly. Yield: 11 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Barbecued Baked Beans in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p13

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 43771
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"Very good!"

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