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BBQ Baked Beans

These BBQ Baked Beans are made with a variety of beans, ground beef, and BBQ sauce, making them a hearty dish that can be eaten as a meal or as a side dish.

BBQ Baked Beans

I am was sitting at my computer and started to work on this post about BBQ Baked Beans when I could not stand it any longer.  After editing pictures of the beans that I made last night, I had to go and get a bowl for lunch.  At 10 a.m.

I made this dish in honor of National Barbecue Month which takes place in May every year.  I started with a recipe that my mom acquired years ago when she lived in Germany for Calico Baked Beans and made a few alterations.

Bacon sizzling in panI started by cooking bacon in large non-stick skillet.  Bacon – because it is awesome, non-stick skillet – because scrubbing a skillet is not fun.

Ground Beef cooking in skilletNext, I browned a pound of ground beef along with 1/2 cup of chopped onion.  Once the beef was cooked, I added the bacon back to the pan and added 3 cans of beans (Pinto, Kidney, and Butter Bean – though you can probably use just about any kind of canned bean that you like), barbecue sauce, and a little bit of water.  I covered the dish and baked it for 50 minutes and voilà!

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BBQ Baked Beans

These BBQ Baked Beans are a family favorite.  They can be eaten as a main course or as a tasty side.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ, beans, side dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 663kcal
Author Lynda


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 16- ounce package bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 16 ounce can Dark Red Kidney Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 16 ounce can Pinto Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15.5 ounce can Butter Beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • 1/2 - 1 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until done. Cut or tear cooked bacon into 1-inch pieces and set aside. Drain fat from skillet.
  • Add ground beef and onion to skillet and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • Return cooked bacon and add remaining ingredients to skillet and stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat and spoon into casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1548mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g

This recipe makes a large amount and is perfect as a side dish to enjoy National BBQ Month, as well as the other 11 months of the year!  Plus, not only is it great as a side dish, but because of the amount of meat in it, it can be served as a main dish.

Like for lunch at 10 a.m.

You know, I just thought the beans were good last night.  But after having them for lunch today, I think they are even better the next day.

BBQ Baked Beans Lunch

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