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Southern Baked Beans with Bacon

Southern Baked Beans – Easy to make and packed with smokey- rich and creamy vs. sweet and tangy flavors topped with crispy bacon. That’s definitely a complement to any dish you side it with! Plus it’s so good you can even eat it on its own! A great addition to your summer cookout!
Course Sides
Cuisine Southern
Keyword bacon, baked beans, beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 -4 cups
Calories 690kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 4-6 thick cut bacon
  • 1 medium onion diced chopped
  • ½ jalapeno diced
  • ½ bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (12 oz) pork and beans no drain
  • 1 can (12 oz) red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (12 oz) pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup (4 fl oz) bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup (4 fl oz) ketchup
  • ½ tablespoon (7.89 g) mustard
  • 2-4 tablespoons (15-30 g) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (11.20 g) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoons (20.12 g) molasses
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • Pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If desired or using bacon, cut into 3-4 strips, then par cook for about 3 minutes. Do not cook the bacon until crisp because it will continue cooking in the oven. Remove and set aside.
  • Drain oil and leave about 2 tablespoons bacon fat (replace with cooking oil), then add diced onion, jalapenos and bell pepper.
  • Saute for about 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add pork n beans, red kidney beans, pinto beans, bbq sauce, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, Cajun seasoning, minced garlic and pepper to taste .
  • Quickly stir until all the ingredients have been fully combined.
  • Pour the beans into an ungreased 9 x 13 baking dish, then top with par-cooked bacon and bake uncovered, at 350 degrees F about 35 to 45 minutes, or until bubbly. Do not over cook.


Calories: 690kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 2341mg | Potassium: 1412mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 1530IU | Vitamin C: 39.6mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 6mg