Southwestern BBQ Beans with Bacon Recipe

BBQ Beans with Bacon Recipe

Equipment: Small Skillet, Baking Dish, Oven, Microwave Safe Plate

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Servings: 4


BBQ Beans with Bacon is a mouthwatering dish that combines the smoky flavors of barbecue sauce, tender beans, and crispy bacon. It's a classic side dish that perfectly complements any grilled or smoked meat. Follow this simple recipe to create a delectable batch of BBQ Beans with Bacon:


  • 1 tsp of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cups of Chopped Sweet Onion
  • 16oz of Light Red Kidney Beans, canned, drained, and rinsed
  • 16 oz of Pinto Beans, canned, drained, and rinsed
  • Spicelopedia™ Southwest Zesty Fiesta Seasoning
  • 1/8 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/8 cups of all-natural ketchup
  • 1/8 cups of local honey
  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 2 tbsp of bacon grease (optional)
  • Cooking spray (optional)



Step One

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Step Two

Add olive oil and onion to skillet. Sweat the onion (sauté) – do not brown – for about three minutes.


Step Three

Spray baking dish with cooking spray. Add the onion, beans, seasoning, vinegar, ketchup, and honey.


Step Four

Microwave the bacon until crispy, about four minutes. Remove from plate. Pat dry with paper towel.


Step Five

Add the bacon grease to the bean mixture and stir (if using).


Step Six

Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.


Step Seven

Remove from oven. Crumble bacon on top.



BBQ Beans with Bacon is a classic side dish that adds a burst of flavor to any barbecue or cookout. With its smoky, sweet, and savory profile, it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Try this recipe and enjoy the deliciousness of BBQ Beans with Bacon!


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