Smoky Baked Beans Recipe
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Smoky Baked Beans Recipe

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They’ll be standing in line for this saucy bean recipe, full of campfire flavor. A variation on colorful calico beans, it makes a great side dish with all your cookout favorites. —Lynne German, Cumming, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 pound bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 15-oz. cans pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 244 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 896mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 8g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the beans, tomatoes and sausage mixture. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, steak seasoning and Liquid Smoke if desired. Stir into bean mixture.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until heated through. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Smoky Baked Beans in Country Woman August/September 2012, p41

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edanacashin0321t User ID: 8252201 248570
Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"I made this the other day for a Brunch. I did not have the sausage or steak seasoning and did not add the brown sugar. Got RAVE reviews! This is easy and a keeper!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 229869
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"I was pretty happy with the way these beans turned out. I probably added twice the amount of a smoky steak seasoning that I had on hand, and with the liquid smoke, it gave it a good flavor."

melbrung User ID: 7891652 221285
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"Forgot on my review to 5 star this recipe!! And mother of 3 you ommit the good flavors!!"

melbrung User ID: 7891652 221284
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

"Awesome Smokey Baked Beans!! My family loves them!! Once you taste them you will be hooked!!"

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 217808
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015

"Hubby wasn't really impressed. Something missing he said. I forgot the mustard & steak seasoning. Omitted the sugar & diced tom with chilies, but used Trader Joe's Smoky BBQ sauce; it's very spicy. Think our fellowship would like it immensely."

KimberlyBowman User ID: 4822532 117287
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"These baked beans are absolutely delish!!! I am always asked to make baked beans for family functions, and I always thought I made really good baked beans until I tried this recipe and realized I had so much room for inmprovement!! I omitted the kidney beans due to personal preference and used Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage as I couldn't find plain sausage, and the flavors mingled so well it was unbelievable. I got countless compliments on these beans, and cannot wait to make them again!! I highly recommend this recipe - you won't be disappointed. Thanks for sharing this recipe!"

happyquilter29 User ID: 3790818 169364
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

"Rave reviews!!!"

schoondogswife User ID: 6061106 189376
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"This was awesome. Doubled the recipe for husbands work cookout and it made a full large crockpot full. Sweet and smoky with a bite. Definitely a keeper. Husband was proud to take it to work."

Steven9726 User ID: 2369833 145904
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2014

"I wonder what makes this dish so hign in carb? I like bake beans but the carbs for 3/4 cups is just too much. I also wonder what the sugar reading would be. that is what made me give this a 3 star"

phcalef User ID: 629081 189647
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"I just made this but substituted 1 lb of hamburger instead of sausage. This is an absolute keeper. In fact, I'm making it for the office BBQ party next week. So easy and so good. And inexpensive to make."

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