Spicy Baked Beans
Spicy Baked Beans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 9 mins

These easy Spicy Baked Beans are a zippy, flavorful take on the classic summer potluck dish.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 380 kcal
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 small green or red bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded as desired and diced
  • 2 28 ounce cans Bush's Best Original Baked Beans (don't drain)
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans drained
  • 1 15 ounce can pinto beans drained
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne as desired
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place bacon in a Dutch oven. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain, allow to cool and then crumble and set aside.
  3. Drain bacon grease from pot leaving just a scant amount. Place onion, garlic, bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper in the Dutch oven. Cook, stirring, until onion and peppers are tender. Return crumbled bacon to the Dutch oven. Mix in the Bush's Original Beans and the drained kidney and pinto beans. Stir in the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Cover Dutch oven, and bake for one hour.
  4. Transfer any leftovers to a freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months.
  5. Crock-Pot Method: Instead of baking in the oven, transfer the mixture to your Crock-Pot set to low. Cover and allow to cook for 3 to 5 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 1470mg 61%
Potassium 929mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 65g 22%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 18g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 26.3%
Vitamin C 20.8%
Calcium 14.3%
Iron 26.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.