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Smoked baked beans in a serving dish.
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Smoked Baked Beans

Smoked baked beans are a BBQ side dish staple.  Nothing goes better with a perfectly grilled burger than a spoonful of slightly sweetened, slow smoked baked beans loaded with bacon and a slight jalapeno kick.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue
Keyword: Smoked Baked Beans
Servings: 12 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 6 slices thick cut peppered bacon halved
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 3 jalapenos (or 1 green bell pepper for less heat) seeds and stems removed, diced
  • 2 28-oz cans pork and beans
  • ¾ cup Everything BBQ Sauce recipe link in notes section
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses


  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees F using any mild or fruit wood. I really like pecan with this recipe.
  • Cook the bacon. Preheat a 12-inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon pieces for 2-3 minutes per side. You want to cook them long enough to render fat, but not long enough to crisp them throughout. 
  • Sautee the onions and jalapenos. Remove the bacon pieces to a plate with a paper towel on top so they can drain. Leave the bacon grease in the pan and add the onions and jalapenos. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they have softened and the onions are slightly translucent.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Pour the cans of beans (liquid and all) into the pan. Add in the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and molasses. Stir to combine. Place the slices of bacon on top of the beans.
  • Smoke the beans. Smoke, uncovered, for about 3 hours, or until nearly all of the fat has rendered from the bacon and the beans have thickened up nicely.
  • Enjoy. Remove the beans from the smoker and allow them to cool slightly. Serve warm.



Everything BBQ Sauce


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.5mg