Smith’s Beans

Smith’s Beans

Smith's Beans

I grew up in a steak and potatoes kind of house, rarely were beans in the equation. I’m not sure why, they’re cheap, can feed the masses and they’re healthy, but we didn’t have them. Maybe too many bean jokes would have bounced around the dinner table?

I don’t know, either way, these are the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and savory. They were easy to throw together and would make any bbq a bit more noteworthy.

Hopefully you can whip up a batch before summer sneaks away!

Smith's Beans

Smith’s Baked Beans

2 large cans Pork and Beans

2 green bell peppers, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

1/2 tsp chili powder

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup molasses

3 strips bacon, cut in half

salt and pepper


Saute peppers and onion in olive oil over medium heat with salt and pepper.

Pour beans into casserole dish and mix in, peppers, onions, chili powder, bacon, brown sugar and molasses.

Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Smith's Beans

Roughly chop the onions and peppers then saute them over medium heat.

Smith's Beans

They can have a teensy bit of a caramel color, not too much though.

Smith's Beans

In a casserole dish add the pork and beans over the peppers…

Smith's Beans

…then the brown sugar, molasses…

Smith's Beans

…and bacon. Then bake!

Smith's Beans

Make them ahead and reheat before your bbq or serve them a few minutes out of the oven.

What’s your bbq secret? Ahhh come on…share. Please?

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3 thoughts on “Smith’s Beans

  1. You are going to love me as a blog reader – I’m one of the ones who makes a million modifications to the recipe and then complains when it isn’t good.
    But….despite many modifications this came out awesome.
    My question – what kind of pork and beans did you use?

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