Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans

These Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans are not your typical Baked Beans. Made with three kinds of beans and extra flavor from special seasoning and sauce, they will quickly become your go-to recipe!

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With all the Potlucks, Picnics and Family Reunions during the Summer months, you’ll have plenty of reasons and opportunities to give these a try. A perennial staple at family reunions these baked beans pack a whallop. A tasty whallop that is, the brown sugar blends together with the barbecue sauce and just a hint of seasoning from the addition of the steak seasoning give this Baked Beans Recipe a complex yet familiar flavor.

Sweet and Spice Baked Beans | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

The sweet thing about this recipe is that this is a terrific base recipe for baked beans. Getting a unique taste every time you make these is as easy as changing the types of beans you use or even swapping the other ingredients for a bolder, even spicier flavor.

Sweet and Spice Baked Beans | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

We love these Baked Beans right along side of any Grilling Recipe and they are delicious on Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs.


Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans
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A perennial potluck favorite that is easy to change to you individual tastes.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup bottled salsa
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup mustard, (yellow, spicy brown,)
  • 1½ teaspoon steak seasoning
  • 1 28 ounce can pork and beans, undrained
  • 1 16 ounce can pinto beans, butter beans or black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 16 ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, rough chopped
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine together in a large bowl the brown sugar, ketchup, salsa, barbecue sauce, mustard and steak seasoning.
  3. Stir in the beans and onions.
  4. Place mixture into a lightly greased 3 quart casserole baking dish.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour, remove foil and stir.
  6. Bake an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour until the beans are cooked. Stir occasionally.
  7. Beans will thicken as they cool.


Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Gardens Make & Take Magazine



  1. I can’t wait to try your beans. What kind of steak seasoning are you referring to?

  2. Can you make this in advance and just reheat in oven that day? If so, would you make any alterations?

    • Hi Sam, yes you can certainly make the beans ahead. Just reheat at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until warmed.

  3. joyce winters says:

    took to a gathering today…rave reviews, including recipe requests. a definite keeper.

  4. How many servings does this make?

  5. These will be PERFECT for when we grill out this weekend!
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