Not Your Average Baked Beans!

baked beans

I don’t know why it is but baked beans seem to be a generational thing.  They seem a little bit old fashioned or out dated when it comes to food trends.  You don’t see them very often at a party or on a menu except if you are in England where they eat them for breakfast.

But I love baked beans and have shared my very favorite baked bean recipe before.

Baked Beans

Whenever we have a BBQ I make a big batch of baked beans and I am always amazed that they are one of the first things to disappear! Every time!  So I guess despite being a bit old fashioned or out dated people love them.

Today’s recipe for baked beans is not your average baked bean recipe.  It is so much more than that and has so much more than that in it!  A neighbor shared it with me years ago.

Not only does the recipe use the traditional pork n’ beans but also black beans and kidney beans.


I always put bacon in my beans but this recipe also uses sausage!  This is a hardy dish and could almost be a main dish.

Baked Beans

My rule for baked beans is cook them long and low.  I think the longer they bake the better they taste!

Baked Beans

Next time you have a BBQ mix up a batch of these not so average baked beans and watch how fast they disappear!  Make a big batch!

Baked Beans

For other yummy side dishes try these:

Baked Beans

Creamy Cole Slaw

Browned Butter and Balsamic Ravioli

Mariner’s Garlic Fries

Broccoli Salad


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Not Your Average Baked Beans!
  • ½ lb bacon, cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped coarse
  • 1 lb. ground beef or Italian sausage (I used sausage)
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pork and beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
  • ¼ C brown sugar
  • ¼ C ketchup
  • ¼ C barbeque sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ - ½ tsp chili powder
  1. Cook bacon until crisp.
  2. Saute onion in bacon drippings
  3. Drain
  4. Brown beef or sausage, drain
  5. Combine all ingredients in a 4 qt. baking dish.
  6. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1-2 hours.



Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    WHOA! Those are like ultimate baked beans! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

  2. says

    Bacon & Sausage? Sign me up!! These sound awesome, I am pinning them right now. My family loves beans and I just need to give these ones a shot – love the addition of black beans! Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays. I started following you on Instagram as @hungryharps! Have a good week. :)

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