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Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage

The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!

This Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage recipe is my very favorite baked bean recipe. What makes it so special is the slices of smoked sausage. If you’re a fan of having meat in your baked beans, you will love this recipe. It’s like Beanie Weenies, only much better.

The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!

 

Not only is this recipe flavored with bacon, but the slices of smoked sausage, (I used kielbasa), make it feel like a main dish casserole instead of a side.

And you may like it so much that you want to eat it as a main dish. I think that’s perfectly acceptable.  🙂

The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!

 

Just like any delicious baked bean recipe, this recipe has plenty of sweetness. A combination of ketchup, molasses, and light brown sugar provides the sweetness. A little apple cider vinegar, mustard, and Tabasco sauce balances the sweetness.

It cooks in the oven in an uncovered Dutch oven until nice and thick, which really concentrates the flavors.

Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage will be the hit of your next cookout, potluck, or picnic.

The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!

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The Neely's Baked beans with smoked sausage. This is my very favorite baked bean recipe!

Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage

Baked Beans with smoked sausage are super meaty and thick. Lots of sweetness from brown sugar, molasses, and ketchup.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 45 mins
TOTAL: 1 hr
SERVINGS: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced, I use kielbasa
  • 3 (16-ounces) cans pork and beans
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, I use TABASCO

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a Dutch oven, cook bacon until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Add onion to bacon drippings and cook until soft.
  • Add garlic and smoked sausage and cook until sausage is browned.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer. Place Dutch oven, uncovered, in oven and cook for 45 to 55 minutes, until thick.

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern

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Recipe adapted from: The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook

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47 thoughts on “Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage”

  1. Kathleen Pisacano

    I AM GOING TO TRY THIS BAKE BEAN RECIPE TONIGHT——WITH THE CHUNK PINEAPPLES , SERVED OVER RICE AS MY MAIN MEAL. I AM DROOLING AS I WRITE THIS.

  2. Christin-
    I made this recipe for dinner tonight and all I can say “Wow!” This dish was utterly fantastic! I actually put the bacon into the ingredients at the beginning and the taste was incredible!
    Easy to make, a very delicious dish!
    Folks, you can take this to your church dinner, pot luck, school event, social gathering, whatever, and you WILL get rave reviews!
    Thank you Christin for this outstanding recipe!

  3. Thank you! I made this as a side for my first smoker cook. There could not have been anything better than this to go with the ribs. This was so good.

  4. Sue A Tecklenburg

    I make this South West style adding green chilies cumin and chili powder to taste so good

      1. Wendy Rhodes

        In the blue box above, it shows servers: 8. Click on the 8 and use the slider bar. I hope this helps?

  5. It’s just my husband and I this would be way too much. Can you suggest a way to reduce the recipe without messing it up? It sounds so delicious.

    1. Wendy Rhodes

      In the blue box above, it shows servings: 8. Click on the 8 and use the slider bar. I hope this helps?

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