Ever been to a barbecue and the baked beans were just mediocre? Not with this easy and delicious Beefy Jalapeño BBQ Baked Beans recipe. Spotlight this tasty potluck side on the party table and it just might steal the show!
My name is Teri and I blog at Buy This Cook That; preparing and sharing delicious homemade recipes is what I love. Our favorite recipes are southern classics with a twist like this recipe for Beefy Jalapeño BBQ Baked Beans.
Ever been to a barbecue and the baked beans were just…so-so? Not with this easy and delicious recipe for Beefy Jalapeño Baked Beans. This tasty potluck recipe for baked beans just might steal the show at your next outdoor gathering!
This is a recipe you will make time and time again. These beans are saucy, beefy, and perfect. For the beef, we used one whole pound of lean ground beef. Using beef in your baked beans makes them very filling. This recipe fits right in at a barbecue or potluck.
BONUS: We added some bacon too, because…bacon.
A little bit of sweet and a little bit of heat makes these baked beans addictive. The best part? You control the level of fresh jalapeño flavor.
Level 1: Mild and Mouthwatering. Remove all jalapeño seeds before chopping. This gives you the unique flavor of fresh jalapeños without the heat. This is what I recommend for sharing at a party and is my personal favorite.
Level 2: Medium and Mind-blowing. Keep seeds intact on 1/2 of one jalapeño. Kick up the heat just a little for more bold flavor in your baked beans. Use this version if you know your crowd likes a little heat.
Level 3: Wild and Wow. Keep the seeds in one whole jalapeño (or more) before chopping. Only do this for the wild at heart because these baked beans will be smokin’ hot.
Note: Due to the variations of jalapeños, use your best judgment when making this recipe.
Beefy Jalapeño BBQ Baked Beans Recipe
Now that we have covered the heat, time for the tangy and sweet. This easy baked bean recipe is made even easier using staple ingredients you already have at home. Pick your favorite BBQ sauce to use in this baked bean recipe. Make it your own with your personal taste. Love honey BBQ sauce? Use it. How about a spicy chipotle sauce? Go for it! To complete the sauce, stir in brown sugar, ketchup, and yellow mustard. You can add more seasonings if you would like, but be sure to taste it first!
Simply stir all of the ingredients together and transfer to a baking dish. Cover and bake until hot and bubbly!
- 4-15 ounce cans of pork and beans, drained
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 6 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3 fresh jalapeños, seeded and diced
- 1 small onion, peeled and diced
- 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 1/2 tbsp yellow prepared mustard
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- In a large skillet, cook the ground beef with the diced jalapeños, onions, and bell pepper until the beef is browned and the vegetables are tender.
- While the beef and jalapeño mixture is cooking, combine all other ingredients in a large bowl. When the beef is done, stir into the bean mixture. Combine well.
- Transfer to a 9x12 baking dish. Cover and bake for 1 hour until hot and bubbly.
Home Chef Tip 1: This recipe can be easily doubled for a large crowd. You can also make it ahead of time and bake or reheat before serving.
Home Chef Tip 2: Using a smoker at your barbecue? Prepare and cook this recipe in a large cast iron skillet and heat them right on the smoker. This adds another level of BBQ flavor you will love.
Home Chef Tip 3: Try this baked bean recipe with sliced smoked sausage instead of ground beef. So good!
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