Cowboy Baked Beans

These beans are smoky, spicy and sweet. The perfect side dish recipe for BBQ, potlucks and parties. An easy baked bean recipe with loads of flavor! 

prep time: 10 mins

cook time: 30 mins

total time: 40 mins

Servings: 8


10 slices thick-cut bacon

30 ounces pinto beans, rinsed and drained

15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained

3/4 cup BBQ sauce

1 jalapeno , finely minced

1 yellow onion , chopped

1 cup light brown sugar

1 tablespoon yellow mustard


Heat a large skillet or cast-iron pan over medium heat. Add bacon strips. Cooke until nearly crispy. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. When cool, cut into 1-inch pieces.

Drain excess bacon grease from cast iron, carefully wiping out with a paper towel.

Add black and pinto beans, BBQ sauce, jalapeno, yellow onion, brown sugar and yellow mustard. Mix well.

Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring frequently. Cook for 20 minutes.

Add bacon back into the mixture, heating for an additional 2-3 minutes to reheat bacon.

Serve hot!

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