Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans

These Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans were created by my good friend “Dutch” over at Smoking Meat Forums. His claim has always been that these are baked beans that will even make Chili Heads happy and he's not wrong.

I have never cared for most baked bean recipes and I think these are absolutely amazing. I have made them so many times, it's now muscle memory, no need for a recipe.

A great side for any meat you are cooking in the smoker!

What You'll Need
  • 6-8 strips of bacon cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 – 2 jalapeño peppers, diced (seeding is optional)
  • 1 – 55 ounce can Bush's Baked Beans
  • 1-8 ounce can of pineapple crushed or chunks, drained
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 to 1 TBS dry (ground) mustard
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Step 1: Sauté

Sauté bacon pieces in fry pan until crispy and remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Sauté onion, bell pepper and jalapeño pepper until tender.

Step 2: Combine

In a large mixing bowl combine beans, pineapple, brown sugar, ketchup and dry mustard. Stir in bacon pieces and vegetables. Pour into a 12×9 or a deep 9×9 aluminum baking pan. (While mixing if things look dry, add additional ketchup ¼ cup at a time)

Step 3: Smoke Cook

Place in a 225-240°F smoker for  3 hours or until the baked beans reach 160°F )

Note: You can also cook these in a 350°F oven for 1 hour.

Notes

If you are making these beans as a side dish for pork spare ribs, smoke the removed skirt meat for 1.5 hours, then dice the skirt meat and stir into the baked beans.

DISCLAIMER

With the jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard these beans have the potential for some MAJOR heat. CAUTION should be exercised when feeding these beans to small children and/or the elderly.

To make this recipe family friendly, reduce or omit the jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard.

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4.1 from 11 votes

Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans

Beans that will even make Chili Heads happy
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time3 hrs

Ingredients

  • 6-8 each strips of bacon cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • 1/2 each Medium onion (, diced)
  • 1/2 each Bell pepper (, diced)
  • 1 - 2 each Jalapeño Peppers (, diced (seeding is optional))
  • 1 can Bush's Baked Beans (55 ounces)
  • 1 can pineapple chunks or crushed (, drained (8 ounces))
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar (, packed)
  • 1 Cup ketchup
  • 1 TBS dry ((ground) mustard)

Instructions

  • Sauté bacon pieces in fry pan until crispy and remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Sauté onion, bell pepper and jalapeño pepper until tender.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine beans, pineapple, brown sugar, ketchup and dry mustard. Stir in bacon pieces and vegetables. Pour into a 12X9 or a deep 9X9 aluminum baking pan. (While mixing if things look dry, add additional ketchup 1/4 -1/2 cup at a time)
  • Place in a 220-250°F smoker for 2 1/2 – 3 hours (make sure temperature of the baked beans reaches 160°F ) or place in a 350°F oven and bake for 1 hour.

Notes

If you are making these beans as a side dish for Kansas City style pork ribs, smoke the removed skirt meat for 1-1 1/2 hours, then dice the skirt meat and stir into the Baked Beans.
DISCLAIMER
With the jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard these beans have the potential for some MAJOR heat. CAUTION should be exercised when feeding these beans to small children and/or the elderly.
To make this recipe family friendly, omit the jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard.

10 Comments

  1. Scott Devers April 28, 2022 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    These baked beans are AMAZING!!! I've been doing them for years and nothing compares to these. Thanks Jeff for including them in your first book and I look forward to many more recipes from you!!!

    Thanks!!!

  2. John February 12, 2022 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Cold smoked the bell pepper onion and pineapple first put the bacon in a food processor spread bacon on top then a good dusting of you're rub put container in smoker for 3 hours came out great

  3. PC August 27, 2021 at 7:31 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Been making these for years now for large events people go nuts for them, they are amazing.

    P.S. Stan get the stick out of you know where 😂

  4. Ron August 3, 2021 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    How many servings do you figure for this recipe make?

    • Jeff Phillips August 4, 2021 at 11:25 am - Reply

      6 to 8 if you have several other things to go with it.

  5. Cash Morris June 30, 2021 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    best baked beans ever, hands down, no contest.
    I have made it a habit of going half ketchup and half BBQ sauce, as I like the extra kick but still the OG recipe is a winner either way

  6. craig metzel June 5, 2021 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    great recipe, loved them!!

  7. John Norsworthy May 30, 2021 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Right on Jeff! Canned baked beans are the basis for every good baked bean recipe I have ever made!

  8. Stan Patscheck May 29, 2021 at 10:24 am - Reply

    1 star
    I read through the recipe and saw that the ingredients included canned baked beans. How disappointing. I was expecting something fresh and new.

    • Jeff Phillips May 30, 2021 at 10:08 pm - Reply

      Stan, you can find a clone recipe for Bush's baked beans if you want to do that. I am not a purist, I make a lot of stuff homemade but I'm not opposed to to using what's in a can either if it works really well.

      For instance, I use store bought ketchup while I assume you make your own. If you have a problem with store bought products then you can certainly use this same recipe and make the canned beans own your own for use in the recipe.

      Regardless, it's the best baked bean recipe I've ever had and that's saying something because I don't care for baked beans, homemade or otherwise.

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