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BBQ Baked Beans

Our BBQ Baked Beans deliver deliciously unique flavors sure to please your crew. These are NOT your typical baked beans, folks!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ Baked Beans, BBQ Baked Beans recipe, how do I make BBQ Baked Beans, how to make BBQ Baked Beans
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 448kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 6 Slices Bacon Diced
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Garlic Minced
  • 4 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 16 Ounces Dried Navy Beans Rinsed and Checked For Rocks
  • 1 Cup Strong Brewed Coffee
  • 1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar Packed
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Creole Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Molasses
  • 1/4 Teaspoon or More to Taste Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 8 Cups Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke


  •  Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a heavy cast iron dutch oven, with a tight-fitting lid, cook the diced bacon until it's crispy. About 4-6 minutes. Add the onion and cook until it lightly caramelizes, 3-4 minutes.  Add the garlic and thyme and cook for about 1 minute.  Add all the rest of the ingredients and stir well to combine. Bring to a boil. Cover the dutch oven with lid and place in preheated oven.  Bake for 2 hours undisturbed.
  • Stir the beans well and continue to cook, covered, until the beans are tender about 1 hour.
  • When the beans are tender, remove the cover and continue to bake until liquid has thickened to a sauce-like consistency.  Probably about 1-1 1/2 hours.  Do not overcook or they will be a mushy mess.  Check to season and add more salt, black pepper or hot sauce to your liking.  Remove thyme stems and serve. Oh YUM!


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 1240mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 4.9mg