Bacon Jalapeno Baked Beans

15 minutes
1 hour

Baked Beans are one of my specialty sides. I love cooking them up with good barbecue food, or even, you know, since today is Easter, as a side with ham!

This baked bean recipe is all from scratch. Pinto beans baked with a homemade barbecue sauce, then loaded with bacon and some roasted jalapeno for some added flavor and dimension.

My baked bean recipe is smokey, sweet, and has a little heat. Everything I love about making baked beans.

Yout can even make them ahead, then finish them in the oven to get that carmelization of the sugar on top. This is a for sure crowd pleaser!

Bacon Jalapeno Baked Beans

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 people
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  • 32 oz Pinto Beans drained
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 whole jalapeno
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Cook bacon in a pan. While the bacon is cooking melt butter and stir in brown sugar in a pot over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 3 minutes
  • While the butter is melting, place your over the flame to get a char all around the pepper. About 2 minutes. De-seed and dice.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, jalapeno, worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, cumin, ground mustard, salt and cayenne pepper. simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • in a separate pot, pour in pinto beans along with barbecue sauce. stir in about half of the bacon and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour the beans into a baking dish, and sprinkle about 1/4 cup of brown sugar along with remaining bacon. Optionally add more jalapeno. Back at 375 for 20 minutes covered in tin-foil. Remove the tin foil and bake for another 15 minutes. Let cool and serve.
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!
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