Spicy Bacon Baked Beans are packed full of flavor and heat and they have lots of bacon for plenty of smokiness. They are sure to be a hit at your next picnic or cookout. The heat comes from jalapenos and cayenne pepper. Use fewer jalapenos and less cayenne pepper if you just want a little heat.
Canned beans form the base of these Spicy Bacon Baked Beans. I use Van Camp’s Pork and Beans. Even though these baked beans are made with canned beans, lots of layers of flavor are added and they completely taste like homemade, from scratch beans.
How To Make Spicy Bacon Baked Beans
More detailed instructions below.
Start by cooking 8 slices of chopped bacon in a large pan. Set the cooked bacon aside and leave some bacon grease in the pan to cook the onion and jalapenos. Once they are soft, add the other ingredients: ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, chili powder, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and apple cider vinegar.
Adding both brown sugar and molasses gives some sweetness to counteract the spice.
Pour the mixture in a 9×13-inch baking dish and top with the bacon and jalapeno slices. Bake for at least one hour. Longer if you like your beans on the thicker side like I do.
To make this recipe less spicy, cut the cayenne pepper in half and only add one jalapeno.
How To Serve
These Spicy Bacon Baked Beans go great with burgers, hot dogs, and barbecue.
Leftovers will keep for 4 to 5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the microwave.
More Baked Beans Recipes
- Baked Beans with Smoked Sausage
- Root Beer Baked Beans
- Slow Cooker Bourbon Baked Beans
- Molasses Baked Beans
Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is to make:
Spicy Bacon Baked Beans
- 8 slices bacon
- 1 medium yellow or sweet onion
- 2-3 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 (28-ounce) cans pork and beans
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 jalapeno, sliced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Chop bacon into 1-inch pieces and cook in a large nonstick pan until crisp. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon and set aside on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Pour off bacon grease, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the pan. Add onion and jalapeno and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Add remaining ingredients except sliced jalapeno to pan and stir to mix. Note: If pan is not big enough, mix everything in a large bowl.
- Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle bacon and jalapeno slices on top.
- Bake for 60 minutes uncovered. If you like your beans really thick, bake an extra 20 minutes.
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Originally posted June 8, 2018.
14 thoughts on “Spicy Bacon Baked Beans”
I have been looking for a Baked Bean recipe and finally found this one! Thank you so much. I have made this for home and work at least 3 times for each! I have made a few tweeks as far as heat but, the original is what I model this dish after. Thank you so much for your site! I search it often for sides and appetizers!
The guys raved about these beans!!!!
Will be trying this for company picnic!!!!
So last year I kind of got talked into making baked beans for the guys at work. Mind you I don’t even like baked beans, but tried this recipe with a couple of twist. First I baked the bacon in the oven after sprinkling cayenne on it, I didn’t completely cook it just a little over half way to crispy. Then I added cayenne and more jalapenos that I had ground up into small almost relish size pieces, I used 7 large jalapenos. Then after baking everything together I took it into work and everyone loved them. So much that I’m now making them about once a month for the guys I work with, they have been a huge hit. Thanks!
Husband “ Best baked beans I’ve ever tasted” He is 70 yrs old!
Excellent excellent taste!
Can’t wait to make these!! YUM!
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Can this be made in a crock pot
Just made these for a Christmas bbq, and they were a huge hit! Easy and delicious!
Can this be made a day ahead?
Looks amazing can’t wait to try this weekend
This looks outstanding. I love the smoky elements and the use of the jalapeno and cayenne. Gives it a good spicy heat level. A keeper for sure!