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Loaded “Baked” Beans

The BEST “baked” beans from the stovetop! A simple recipe with layers of flavor.

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Equipment List


  • Large Dutch oven or heavy-bottom pot
  • Silicone spatula
  • Colander
  • Small bowl to place excess grease in
  • Spoon

Ingredients


  • 1 lb bacon
    - diced
  • 1 small sweet onion
    - diced
  • 1 lb lean hamburger
  • 2 cloves garlic
    - minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 3 15 oz cans pork and beans
  • 15 oz can light kidney beans
    - drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c beer
  • 1/4 c chipotle sauce
    - can substitute sweet chili sauce
  • 3/4 c ketchup
  • 2 t liquid smoke

Preparation Instructions


  • Dice bacon
  • Dice onion
  • Mince garlic
  • Drain and rinse kidney beans

Cooking Instructions


  • Turn on heat just above medium
  • Add 1 lb bacon to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Continue stirring bacon occasionally, scraping bottom of pan
  • If bacon renders a lot of fat, push cooked bacon to the side of the pot, tilt pot so excess grease will pool to the side. Use a large spoon to remove, leaving 1/4-1/3 c of the grease in the pot.
  • Add 1 small sweet onion to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Add 1 lb lean hamburger to pan
  • Break up hamburger into very small pieces as it cooks, stirring frequently
  • Add 1 tsp salt and 1/2 t black pepper to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Stir ingredients
  • Add 2 cloves garlic to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Add 3 15 oz cans pork and beans and 15 oz can light kidney beans to pan
  • Stir ingredients
  • Add 1/2 c brown sugar to pan
  • Add 1/4 c beer to pan
  • Add 1/4 c chipotle sauce to pan
  • Add 3/4 c ketchup to pan
  • Add 2 t liquid smoke to pan
  • Stir ingredients thoroughly
  • Continue stirring occasionally as mixture simmers and thickens
  • Stir ingredients
  • Remove from heat