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Favorite Baked Beans

Our absolute favorite baked beans recipe! They are syrupy and loaded with flavors of BBQ sauce, dijon, smoked paprika and chipotle. Delish!
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Ingredients

  • 2 sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 TO 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 (22 ounce) cans baked beans (I love Bush’s Grillin’ Beans for this recipe)
  • 2 slices bacon, for topping (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Heat a large (oven safe, if you don’t want to transfer) skillet over medium-low heat and add the bacon. Cook until it’s brown and crisp and most of the fat is rendered.
  • Stit in the onion, pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until everything softens, about 5 minutes. Stir in the paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard and brown sugar until combined.
  • Stir in the baked beans directly from the can. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn off the heat. I suggest tasting the beans here and adding more salt, pepper or heat if desired. If you'd like, you can lay a few strips of bacon on top of the beans here too!
  • Place the skillet (or transfer to an oven-safe dish) in the oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until bubbly and syrup. Remove and let cool slightly before serving.
  • You can make these ahead of time - cook them in the skillet then let cook to room temperature and cover, placing in the fridge. Bake the next day (or whenever you’re ready!).
  • These also freeze well!

Notes

adapted from the pioneer woman
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