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Grilled baked beans
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Grilled Baked Beans

Grilled baked beans takes a traditional pot of beans to the next level by infusing them with the wonderful flavor of charcoal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 427kcal


  • 56 oz canned great northern beans (with liquid)
  • 8 oz thick sliced bacon (cut into 1" pieces prior to cooking)
  • 1 sweet onion (chopped)
  • 3 jalapenos (chopped)
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Add charcoal to a charcoal chiney starter and lite, allowing ten minutes to get roaring hot.
  • Pour hot charcoals in a pile on one side of the grill and add grill grate.
  • Place the bacon in a grill safe pot, and set on the grill directly over the hot coals. Cook the bacon until alomst crispy, stirring as needed.
  • Once the bacon is almost crisp, add onion and peppers. Continue cooking until the onions and peppers are tender.
  • Move the pot to the opposite side of the grill, away from the coals, and add all remaining ingredients to the pot and stir together.
  • Add place the cover on the grill and let simmer for one hour.
  • After an hour, remove the pot from the grill. If the liquid needs thickening, mash a few beans with a fork and stir again.


You shouldn't need to add any salt to this recipe. The canned beans and bacon already contain plenty of sodium to ensure the final dish is well seasoned. 


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 1019mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 4mg