Cowboy Baked Beans

You know what I don’t like? When someone says we’re going to have baked beans and they pour a can in a dish and serve it. Now don’t get me wrong- I use canned goods and canned goods can be good, but you have to give them a little more love.

This recipe is my go-to for any gathering. They’ve got just a little bite and a sweet BBQ flavor. Good beans come from knowing how to blend flavors and this one is spot on and cowboy approved! 


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Cowboy Baked Beans

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10


  • 6 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 26 oz can Ranch Style or Chili Beans
  • 1 28 oz can Pork ‘n Beans
  • 1 7 oz. can chipotle peppersadobo sauce chopped,
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1- 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2-1 cup BBQ sauce


  • Cut the bacon into 1-inch pieces. Add to a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until about ¾ done. Set aside.
  • Using a colander, drain the juices from the beans. Add to a 12-inch Dutch oven.
  • Stir in the chipotle peppers, to taste. Stir in the onion, mustard, brown sugar, BBQ and bacon. Adjust taste, if needed.
  • Cook over coals until the mixture reaches a boil, let simmer a few additional minutes and the mixture thickens just slightly. Serve warm with a slotted spoon.


If cooking in the house use an 11x13-inch casserole dish. Cook at 350 degrees F. for about 30 – 40 minutes.
For a less intense heat, lessen the amount of chipotle peppers and adobo sauce.
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