These baked beans are swimming in a delicious sweet sauce made with maple syrup and BBQ sauce. This easy side dish comes together in just a few minutes and is one of our favorites to have at an outdoor cookout or camping.
Baked beans are one of our favorite easy-to-make recipes that we have been making for years and years. It seems to be a tradition that anytime we cook smokies over the fire; we serve up a pot of these delicious baked beans to go with them. Our meal isn't complete without it.
This recipe is only partly homemade, meaning that I am not cooking beans from scratch. I am just essentially opening up a few cans and adding some tasty ingredients to them. With how busy summer can sometimes be, working outside and in the garden, I love these super convenient meals.
This is a perfect dish to bring to a potluck dinner. It can be kept warm in the slow cooker, ready to eat whenever you are. If you have a barbecue, these beans go extremely well with my favorite Perfect Smoked Burgers.
You only need a few ingredients to make these easy homemade beans. I like to keep the ingredients on hand in the pantry to whip up these beans anytime easily.
- Maple flavor beans. It might be because I'm Canadian, but these baked beans just don't taste the same unless you use maple flavor beans.
- Red kidney beans, rinsed well.
- Prepared mustard.
- Brown sugar. You could use your sweetener of choice
- BBQ sauce, your favorite kind
- Maple syrup. Just a little, for extra maple flavor (the Canadian thing again 😉)
- Onion, chopped, optional
This only takes a few minutes to make, then pop it into the oven to bake until your ready. It is one of the easiest side dishes to make.
First of all, open up the maple flavor beans and dump them into a large bowl. Next, open up the red kidney beans and rinse them with water. I use a mesh strainer to rinse these beans.
Next, add the red kidney beans to the bowl with the maple beans. Finally, add mustard, brown sugar, maple syrup, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, and chopped onion.
Stir well to combine all ingredients.
Place in a covered casserole dish and place in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes, or until heated through and deliciously syrupy. Check periodically and give a good stir to make sure that they don't burn.
There are so many delicious variations to these beans. Some tasty ones to try are:
- Add 4-6 pieces of cooked bacon to the baked beans
- Try ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika for a smoky flavor
- Add some cut up hot dogs or smokies
- Try ¼-1/2 teaspoon of chili powder, or to taste. Start with a small amount and increase if you want a little more heat.
- Cayenne pepper, to taste.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
They are naturally high in fiber and protein and low in fat. As a result, they are a good source of plant-based protein to help grow muscle mass and supply fiber, promoting gut health.
Definitely, add ingredients to your slow cooker, turn on low, and heat until warmed through and syrupy.
Of course! You can mix these beans up and place them in the fridge. Then, when you are ready to heat them, place them in the oven and heat them. You may need to add 10 minutes to the baking time as they will be colder.
Yes, they actually freeze very well. Freeze in a freezer-safe container, place in the fridge to defrost the day before, and bake in the oven. It might take up to 1 hour to heat up. Check periodically and stir to make sure they don't burn.
These beans will keep safely in the fridge in a container with a tight-fitting lid for 3 to 4 days.
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Easy Baked Beans - So Delicious
- Fine-mesh strainer
- 2 cans maple flavor beans 14 oz cans
- 1 can red kidney beans 19 oz can
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ⅛ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon BBQ sauce
- ¾ cup diced onion optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Open up the maple flavor beans and dump them into a large bowl.
- Next, open up the red kidney beans and rinse them with water. I use a mesh strainer to rinse these beans.
- Add the red kidney beans to the bowl with the maple beans. Add in mustard, brown sugar, maple syrup, brown sugar, BBQ sauce, and chopped onion.
- Stir well to combine all ingredients.
- Place bean mixture in a covered casserole dish and place in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes, or until heated through and deliciously syrupy. Check periodically and give a good stir to make sure that they don't burn.