Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


24 servings

Updated: Jul. 16, 2023
Baked beans don't get any easier! All you have to do is open some cans, chop an onion, and add a dash (or two) of hot sauce. They'll simmer to perfection in minutes. —James Schend, Dairy Freed
Spicy Chuck Wagon Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) baked beans
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) chili beans, undrained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 packages (7 ounces each) frozen fully cooked breakfast sausage links, thawed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup beer or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion until tender, 3-5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until beans are thickened and flavors are blended, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Slow Cooker Option: In a greased 6-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients, omitting oil. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours, until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 221 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 10g protein.