This recipe for Southern Style BBQ Baked Beans has been in our family for many years.
Let me take you on a tour of this plate! Slow grilled baby back ribs on the left, Southern Style BBQ Baked Beans, Homemade Cole Slaw and those scrumptious 3 Ingredient Crockpot BBQ Winds on the bottom right! My son-in-law cooked the ribs, my daughter made the slaw and I made the beans and wings for a summer family get together.
I’ve been duly elected to make this BBQ Baked Beans recipe for as many years as I can remember. The recipe originally came from a family friend who used to bring it to our big get together’s back in the day.
Through the years, I’ve memorized the recipe. I will admit that I don’t always buy the exact same brand of beans but I wouldn’t dare buy a brand I don’t like!
I always mix the beans and BBQ sauce in a bowl so I can stir them together well. Occasionally I don’t add the ground beef and I always get in trouble when I don’t add it.
Sometimes I make them in my Bean Pot which has a family history too. It was a gift from a friend back in 1978. It’s cooked a lot of beans through the years.
I always add bacon to the top of the bean pot and then use a spoon to mix it into the beans for flavor. I never use the bean pot lid in the oven but cover the opening with foil instead. I’m always afraid I’ll break the lid so I’m extra careful with it.
Disposable foil pans are perfect for my BBQ Baked Beans recipe when I’m taking it to a pot luck. No clean up needed, just toss the pan.
- 1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained.
- ½ lb. bacon cut into pieces
- 1 28 oz. can pork-n-beans, undrained
- 1 15 oz. can Baked beans, undrained
- 1 15 oz. can kidney beans, undrained
- 1 cup BBQ Sauce
- Stir the beans, sauce and cooked ground beef together in a bowl.
- Pour into baking pan.
- Top with bacon and poke the bacon down into the beans.
- Cover with foil and Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or until heated through and bacon is done.
- Serve and enjoy!
This recipe is really easy to adjust. You can use less beans for a smaller dish or more for a larger dish. It’s important not to drain the beans and you can always add a little more sauce if you want to. Just don’t over cook the beans and dry them out!