These barbecue bacon baked beans are easy and delicious and only call for 5 ingredients! They’re the perfect side dish to your favorite grilled meal and great for parties! [this post contains affiliate links.]
Do you have any idea how hard it is to make something from scratch using only FIVE ingredients?
Really hard. Maybe I should elaborate to say that it’s difficult to make a Memorial Day barbecue-friendly dish (think potato salad or mac and cheese) and only using 5 ingredients. The struggle was real.
But when my friends at All Clad presented me with the challenge to create a 5-ingredient seasonal dish that is prepared in their d5 4-quart All-In-One pan, I of course accepted.
I’m not one to turn down a challenge, like the time when our friend Dave dared me to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon (not my finest moment). Although, that was a somewhat scary disaster, 5-ingredient recipe developing doesn’t have to be. And I may just have a few tricks up my sleeve.
1: use BACON! 2: involve barbecue sauce 3. be OKAY with taking necessary shortcuts. Have I mentioned that this was a judgment free zone?
Now who doesn’t love the sound of 5 ingredient barbecue bacon baked beans??? Exactly.
Start by chopping up 1/2 of a white onion or about 1/2 cup.
Then slice up 3 to 4 strips of applewood bacon. The better quality the bacon usually means the better the flavor. I make a special trip to the butcher to buy their bacon because I love it and also I can ask for 4 slices instead of having to buy an entire pound. Not that having extra bacon around is a bad thing.
Next, add the onions and the bacon to a cool pan. Turn the heat to medium and give it a stir. Starting the ingredients in a cool pan is best to slowly render out the bacon fat.
Here is where my third trick plays a part. If I was to make true “from scratch” beans I’d flip to page 183 in my cookbook *wink* but I would need quite a few more ingredients. Using organic baked beans is a-okay in my book, especially when on a 5-ingredient budget.
So once the onions are tender and the bacon has cooked a bit, add in the 2 (15 ounce) cans of baked beans.
Next, pour in 3/4 cup of homemade sweet barbecue sauce now this I made from scratch.
Then pour in 2 tablespoons of un-sulphured molasses. I also added in some black pepper, but that’s totally optional and so I’m not counting that as one of the 5 ingredients. #makingtherulesasIgo
Lastly, give that all a stir, cover and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
Once the hour is up, remove the lid and stir one last time before sliding the pan (uncovered) back into the oven for 10 to 15 more minutes. This will help thicken it up the barbecue bacon baked beans a smidgen more.
That’s all folks! Smoky bacon + sweet barbecue sauce = a deliciously easy baked bean dish!
These barbecue bacon baked beans go great with brats, burgers or hot dogs! DO IT.
Enjoy! And if you give this Barbecue Bacon Baked Beans recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
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5-ingredient Barbecue Bacon Baked Beans
- 1/2 medium white onion, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
- 4 slices thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, cut into pieces
- 2 (15 ounce) cans baked beans, I buy organic
- 3/4 cup homemade sweet barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons un-sulphured molasses
- Preheat your oven to 350°.
- In a large pan, add onions and bacon and then heat on medium
- Cook until onions are soft, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.
- Remove the pan off of the heat and add in the beans, barbecue sauce and black pepper and stir.
- Cover the pan and slide it onto the middle rack of your preheated oven. Cook for 1 hour stirring every 20 minutes. When the hour is up, use pot holders to remove the lid and slide the pan back into your oven for 15 minutes.
- Allow the beans to cool for a few minutes before serving. Season with black pepper to taste.
- Beans will thicken up more as they cool.
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Yum! I also love a creamy broccoli salad for my BBQ get togethers.
So perfect for the summer!
I now know what I’m contributing to the Memorial Day bbq! This looks easy to make and delish!
Hard choice between baked beans and cole slaw!
I know what I had probably always came out of a can, but I would always get seconds (and thirds) of the baked beans. I’m powerless to anything with bacon and brown sugar. #sweettooth Can’t wait to try this recipe though. I can’t resist the opportunity to offer guests something from scratch. This pan would certainly help with this ;-D
This looks soo good!!. We love baked beans and potato salad at our family BBQ’s.
We love Potato Salad at any BBQ!
Potato salad is my favorite with BBQ but some good jalapeño cheddar bread is hard to beat too!
Toss up between potato salad or grilled corn on the cob.
My favorite side dish is a grilled vegetable platter! It’s so easy to do and usually a welcome addition of something light with so many heavier side dishes! Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!!!
My go to side dish is sweet potatoes on the grill!!! YUM YUM
I can never get enough corn on the cob in the summer. Grilled, with just a little butter — there’s nothing else like it!
A potato salad is the perfect companion to baked beans!
Corn on the cobb 🙂
I love homemade potato salad.
My favorite side is coleslaw!
My favorite side dish? Potato Salad of course.
Favorite side is potato salad – Yum – o!
Definitely char grilled corn!
I love Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad.
favorite BBQ side dish? I should probably pick one of your recipes . . . but I can only think of your meal ones and my most favorite sweet potatoes in your cookbook. But those aren’t really for a BBQ. I just love in-season summer fruit chopped in a big bowl. YUM.
So many to choose from! But, I’ll go with my mom’s potato salad. I can make it, but it’s never as god as hers. 🙂
Mac and Cheese!! or Homemade Brownies!!
i’m all about the cornbread
I can’t narrow it down to just 1. Baked beans, cole slaw, and potato salad must all be included.
Baked beans and Cole slaw are my favorite bbq sides.
Raves for a variation of this bean casserole, with the addition of mustard, ketchup and brown sugar instead of molasses, and a bit more bacon with 3kinds of canned beans. Always yummy!
Oh, yum! Baked Beans are a summertime staple! Thanks for another great recipe. I can just imagine these with some yummy crusty bread and BBQ ribs
I love baked beans and this recipe seems easy and delish. Good for summer fun.
I like to have chips with homemade salsas and dips.
Grilled jalapeño poppers are my favorite
My favorite BBQ side dish is coleslaw.
Tossup – potato salad and baked beans
Can’t wait to try this recipe! Perfect for our BBQ next weekend. 🙂
My favorite BBQ side dish is, naturally, beans, but creamed corn is just as indispensable on the menu!
My favorite side is cole slaw.
I like Macaroni Salad or Potato Salad
Love All Clad…love beans…win win!
Favorite side dish is Asian slaw
Mac n cheese!
I just prepared cauliflower salad for a get-together. Everyone loved it.
Macaroni salad is my favorite side.
I love potato salad.
Ohhh… your baked beans look perfect! And your give-a-way… also perfect! THANKS!
Baked beans so will have to try this recipe for sure. Coleslaw is a favorite and is very versatile.
It’s a tie between potato salad, cold pasta salad or a fruit salad.
My favorite is potato salad
My favorite BBQ side dish is corn on the cob cooked on the pit. So sweet and good.
my fave side dish is grilled pineapple – just can’t get enough! thanks for the chance!
My favorite BBQ side dish is Jello Pretzel Salad. I know its a dessert, but I make it my side dish and would have it as the main course if I could. The saltiness of the pretzels and the sweetness of the strawberries and Jello-OH YEAH! Cannot wait until Memorial Day! I have never been a fan of baked beans, but your recipe looks yummy and with so little ingredients, I am going to try them out too for our menu. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway. Take care.
I love to make corn on the cob when I have barbecue. .
corn on the cob- easy peasy.
Hard to choose…either corn on the cob or cole slaw, probably
Hmm…. think I’m gonna have to go with fresh watermelon- slices only of course so that we can have seed-spitting contests!
my favorite is a caprese salad with homegrown fresh tomatoes, fresh garden grown basil and creamy fresh mozzarella cheese topped with balsamic vinegar!
Grilled veggies are my favorite BBQ side!
Good creamed corn is excellent but I think a light cole slaw takes the BBQ cake!
These beans look yummy. Reminds me of the ones we had growing up. Macaroni salad is always another side for bbq.
My favorite side dish is baked beans or cole slaw
I can’t wait to try this bean recipe. I’ve been looking for a new go to pan to replace by non-stick pan and this just may be it! Thanks!
I LOVE corn on the cob and baked beans are a close second. YUM!!!
baked beans for sure…cole slaw close second!
Broccoli salad is my fave side
My favorite dish would have to be Amish macaroni salad… so many to pick from!
baked beans & potato salad!
My favorite side dish is my mother’s potato salad – YUM!
Baked beans or macaroni salad!!!
Corn on the cob is my favorite.
Corn on the cob!
I love corn on the cob
Definitely cole slaw and coney sauce for hot dogs! yum!
BBQ Beans and all kinds of slaws
My favorite BBQ side? Macaroni salad…or baked beans…or corn bread…or potato salad! 🙂 I love them all!
My favorite sides are always the salads.
I am a sucker for potato salad!
Those look absolutely delicious. Drool worthy, for sure. My favorite bbq side dish is definitely potato salad!
My favorite is Deviled Eggs.
I love to season and grill fresh veggies from my garden as a side. Green beans, zucchini or corn.
Potato salad or cucumber salad!
My fave is Mac and cheese!
I love macaroni salad!
Hard cooked eggs with russian dressing.
I grew up in Texas, and in Texas you can’t have a bbq without potato salad.
I like it with homemade French fries.
Corn on the cob, in the husk on the grill is my favorite bbq side dish. This recipe looks delicious! Something to definitely add to our Monday BBQ.
I love pasta salad! My email is email@example.com
My favorite is corn on the cob.
I love potato salad
I love beans and grilled corn when we barbecue.
I love corn on the cob on the grill. I do think that my favorite is baked beans.
Potato Salad with my “secret” ingredient – my husband’s home-canned sweet pickle relish.
Broccoli salad is my favorite.
grilled corn on the cob is my fav bbq side dish
My favorite BBQ side dish is homemade macaroni and cheese! I like a mixture of cheeses like Gouda, Le Gruyere and Manchego.
Bobby Flay’s Southwest Potato Salad is my favorite BBQ side dish.
MAC & CHEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!
But this looks delish!
I like grilled corn.
The recipe lists 2 cans of baked beans, but the instructions under the photo says 3 cans. Which is it – 2 or 3 15 ounce cans?
Hi Deb! Good catch! Yes, only two cans!! I must have accidentally hit 3 instead of 2. Thanks for kindly pointing that out! Enjoy!
I’ve made this three times now, best bbq beans I’ve had!