Root Beer Apple Baked Beans

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.


12 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
All nine men in our family love roughing it outdoors. My beans with bacon and apples is a "must " to keep their outdoor energy going. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
Root Beer Apple Baked Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) baked beans
  • 1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
  • 1 can (12 ounces) root beer
  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper, optional
  • 1 cup shredded smoked cheddar cheese, optional


  1. Prepare campfire or grill for medium heat, using 32-36 charcoal briquettes or large wood chips.
  2. In a 10-in. Dutch oven, cook bacon over campfire until crisp. Remove; discard drippings. Return bacon to pan; stir in baked beans, pie filling, root beer and, if desired, ancho chili pepper
  3. Cover Dutch oven. When briquettes or wood chips are covered with ash, place Dutch oven on top of 16-18 briquettes. Place 16-18 briquettes on pan cover.
  4. Cook 30-40 minutes to allow flavors to blend. If desired, sprinkle servings with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 255 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 778mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 9g fiber), 10g protein.