Bacon Smoked Baked Beans

This easy recipe for smoked baked beans with bacon and brown sugar is the perfect side dish for just about any occasion – holidays, cookouts, picnics, barbecues, family gatherings, or a summer potluck.


"You can't go wrong with having bacon and beans together! This is one tasty side dish with all the sweet and savory flavors!" ~Mirlene


Step one

In a 10-inch cast-iron skillet, cook the chopped slices of bacon over medium heat on the stovetop.

Step TWO

Cook until brown and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour out all but about 1 tablespoon of the pan drippings.


Add the diced onion to the hot skillet. Saute onion over medium heat until translucent. Add the jalapenos and garlic, and cook for 1 more minute.

Step four

Add drained beans, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, beer, molasses, ketchup, mustard, and half of the cooked bacon. Stir until combined.


Place uncovered skillet in smoker and close the lid.

Step SIX

Smoke until beans are hot and bubbling, about 2 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.


Sprinkle the reserved bacon pieces on top of the beans immediately after removing pan from skillet. Cool for 10 minutes and serve.

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