Sweet Spicy baked beans in a cast iron pan

Sweet N Spicy Baked Beans

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Beans
Servings 6
Calories 350 kcal
Author Wendie


  • 2 28 oz cans Pork N Beans
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoons hot sauce
  • a few drop of liquid smoke optional
  • 5-6 slices bacon cut into pieces
  • Fresh chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl whisk the ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and liquid smoke until combined. Set aside
  3. Open the cans of beans and pour off 1/2 of the standing liquid
  4. Heat a large 12-in cast iron or oven safe skillet on medium heat, add the bacon pieces and cook until partially done. Remove and set aside on a paper towel. Add the onions to the bacon fat and cook until soft about 2 minutes add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  5. Add the pork and beans to the garlic and onions, Pour in the sauce and mix until combined.
  6. Add the partially cooked bacon on top.
  7. Bake for 1 hour or until thick and bubbly. Then switch the oven to broil and cook another 2-3 minutes to crisp up the bacon. Sprinkle fresh parsley. Serve warm

Recipe Notes

**If you want your beans to be more saucy, don't drain any liquid from the pork and bean cans.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet N Spicy Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 1373mg60%
Potassium 655mg19%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.