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.
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. 🙂
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.
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Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage
- 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
- 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.
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Recipe adapted from: The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook
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50 thoughts on “Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage”
Wonderful!! Perfect every time I make it. I sometimes serve it up with cornmeal muffins and that’s a meal for us!!
Could you smoke this recipe in a smoker?
This recipe is a favorite with our family!
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.
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!
I’ve made this recipe twice in one week and it’s fantastic! So good!
Made this today and it was great!
I made this using spam cut into cubes Instead of smoked sausage and it was delicious!
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.
In the blue box above, it shows servings: 8. Click on the 8 and use the slider bar.
I make this South West style adding green chilies cumin and chili powder to taste so good
Did you ever figure out how to make a smaller portion? It is just my son and myself.
In the blue box above, it shows servers: 8. Click on the 8 and use the slider bar. I hope this helps?
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.
In the blue box above, it shows servings: 8. Click on the 8 and use the slider bar. I hope this helps?