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Spicy Barbecue Beans

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is the best BBQ beans ever. Each time this stuff is reheated it seams to taste better. It also freezes very well for later use."
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1 h 10 m servings 451
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and bulk sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  3. Place the bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels. Crumble bacon into small pieces and add to beef mixture; transfer to a large casserole dish.
  4. Stir pork and beans, onion, molasses, barbeque sauce, liquid smoke, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, mint, salt, bitters, and hot sauce into the beef mixture.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until heated through and thick, about 45 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can also cook this in a slow cooker for 3 hours on Low instead of in the oven.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 451 calories; 12.8 66.6 19.8 48 1238 Full nutrition

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Made as written and left out the two optional ingredients (mint and bitters). My BBQ sauce of choice is Gates which is a Kansas City sauce so it is more spicy than sweet. Using a sweeter sauce w...

Made these beans as part of our Christmas dinner and they were a hit! Everyone went back for seconds!