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Root Beer Apple Baked Beans

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 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


  • Prepare campfire or grill for medium heat, using 32-36 charcoal briquettes or large wood chips.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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