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. Β πŸ™‚

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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Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Baked Beans with smoked sausage are super meaty and thick. Lots of sweetness from brown sugar, molasses, and ketchup.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a Dutch oven, cook bacon until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. Add onion to bacon drippings and cook until soft.
  4. Add garlic and smoked sausage and cook until sausage is browned.
  5. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer. Place Dutch oven, uncovered, in oven and cook for 45 to 55 minutes, until thick.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 368
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from: The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook

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19 thoughts on “Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage

  1. Great recipe! I didn’t use the vinegar or the molasses simply because I didn’t have any, so I used extra brown sugar. Still wonderful! I did have to cook it 30 minutes longer than recommended.

  2. I want to make this tonight but it’s 80something degrees out! I also don’t own a Dutch oven. You think a pot on the stove would be fine?

  3. Grown up beans and weenies! I’ve fallen in love!! This looks SO delicious. Perfect for a BBQ side or a nice hearty dinner. I MUST try this soon.

  4. I really like taking store bought beans and really decking them out like this. This brings back happy memories of summers gone by. And with the sausage and bacon I could pretty much make this a meal. Just give me a dinner roll on the side. ?

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