These One Pot Wicked Baked Beans are the perfect side dish for you cookout. Smoky bacon, spicy jalapeños are contrasted with sweet brown sugar and crushed pineapple. One pot will easily feed 16 but it can easily be cut in half to feed smaller gatherings.

wooden spoon in red pot with one pot wicked baked beans

If you’re a fan of sweet and spicy, these wicked baked beans are for you.

I was first introduced to this recipe by our close friends. They originally found this recipe on internet years ago and it quickly became a staple, because not only they are incredibly easy but delicious too. Needless to say, I’ve had these beans quite a few times. And only did it just now dawn on me to make and post them here for you. This recipe is semi-homemade and not 100% from scratch, so please don’t come at me. They’re just too good not to share.

side shot of wooden spoonful of one pot wicked baked beans

In this phenomenal recipe, canned baked beans are elevated with the addition of smoky applewood bacon, spicy jalapeños, red onion and sweet pineapple. Seriously they are the best combination of spicy and sweet. The original recipe calls for pouring them into a separate pan and baking. I think we all can agree, the less dishes the better. So I adapted it only slightly and made it all in one pot.

ingredients for one pot wicked baked beans.

To Make These One Pot Wicked Baked Beans You Will Need:

  • thick cut applewood smoked bacon
  • red onion
  • a small red bell pepper
  • jalapeños
  • canned baked beans
  • crushed pineapple
  • dark brown sugar
  • ketchup – homemade or store-bought
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • dry mustard

bacon in cold skillet

In a large 4-quart deep sided pot or dutch oven, add 8 slices of thick cut applewood smoked bacon that have been chopped.

bacon is crispy in skillet

Heat to medium / medium-high, stir and cook until crispy.

diced red onion, bell pepper and jalapenos

While the bacon cooks, finely dice up 1/2 a large red onion (about 1-1/2 cups), 1 small red bell pepper (about 1 cup) and 3 good size jalapeños – seeds and ribs. All of it.

The heat level will be determined by this. I personally don’t find these beans too spicy with 3. To me 3 jalapeños is the perfect amount. Although, if you want these super mild, remove the seeds and ribs.

veggies added to skillet

Once the bag on has cooked and is crispy, add in the diced onion and peppers. 

sauteed veggies in skillet

Occasionally give it a stir and cook until the vegetables are tender. About 8 to 10 minutes.

add beans, ketchup, crushed pineapple, brown sugar, mustard and worcestershire sauce.

Next add in 55 ounces baked beans, 1 cup dark brown sugar, 1 cup ketchup, 1 (8 ounce) can drained crushed pineapple, 3 tablespoons Worcestershire and 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard.

stir everything together.

Stir well to combine.

bake uncovered.

Bake the pot of beans on the middle rack of your preheated 350° oven for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

one pot wicked baked beans hot out of the oven.

Remove and let cool a bit before serving. They will thicken as they cool.

wooden spoon in one pot wicked baked beans

I wish you could smell these.

scoop of one pot wicked baked beans.

We smoked a brisket over the weekend and I made these to go with it. But I can attest that these beans are great with grilled chicken drumsticks, burgers, hot dog and brats or ribs.

To tell you the truth, I could eat a bowl of these as is and it would be totally okay with me.

Enjoy! And if you give this One Pot Wicked Baked Beans recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

one pot wicked baked beans in red pot

One Pot Wicked Baked Beans
Yield: 16+ servings

One Pot Wicked Baked Beans

These One Pot Wicked Baked Beans are the best for bringing to a cookout. Smoky bacon, spicy jalapeños are contrasted with sweet brown sugar and crushed pineapple. One pot will easily feed 16 but it can easily be cut in half to feed smaller gatherings.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 strips thick cut applewood smoked bacon, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 a large red onion, diced (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced small (about 1 cup)
  • 2 to 3 jalapeños, diced*
  • 55 ounces baked beans
  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup - store-bought or homemade
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. In a 4 quart deep-sided pan or dutch oven, add bacon and heat on medium. Stir and saute until just starting to brown and fat has been released. About 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add in the diced onion, red pepper and jalapeños. Stir and sautee for 8 to 10 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Add in beans, pineapple, brown sugar, ketchup, worcestershire and dry mustard. Stir to combine.
  5. Bake on the middle rack for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
  6. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. The beans will thicken as they cool.

Notes

*(remove seeds and ribs for less heat)

this recipe was adapted from Just a Pinch Recipes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 517mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 4gSugar: 24gProtein: 5g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.