Sweet and Spicy Baked Beans

I have a daughter with CF. Every 4th of July, our next-door neighbor made wonderful baked beans, which my daughter loved. As we moved from the old neighborhood a few years ago, we wanted to make our own yummy baked beans and this recipe is the result.

By: Doug M.

Nutrition information

Servings: 6

Amount per serving

  • 525
  • 1263mg
  • 12g
  • 93mg


  • 18 fl oz Bush’s vegetarian baked beans
  • 15 fl oz plain black beans
  • 6 bacon strips
  • 2 1/2 fl oz hot sauce
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 fl oz olive oil
  • 1 c brown sugar


Step 1
Sauté onions in olive oil with a 1-2 small cuttings of bacon to add flavor.

Step 2
Cook bacon strips in a microwave or skillet. Blot grease with paper towels and cut into 1/4 inch chunks with kitchen scissors.

Step 3
Drain the liquid from the beans before using to avoid a "soupy" sauce.

Step 4
Combine all ingredients in a large cast iron Dutch Oven or oven-safe covered pot and stir with a large spoon until fully mixed.

Step 5
Bake (covered) for 1 hour in a preheated oven (350 degrees).

Step 6
Turn off oven and let cool for 1-2 hours if you have the time. If not, remove from oven and let cool on the stovetop.

Step 7
Serve warm.