Cowboy Homemade Baked Beans in a skillet with a spoon

Cowboy Homemade Baked Beans

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cast iron baked beans, homemade baked beans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 487kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Cowboy Homemade Baked Beans are smoky, spicy and sweet. The perfect side dish recipe for BBQ, potlucks and parties. An easy baked bean recipe with loads of flavor! 
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  • 10 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 30 ounces Ranch style beans* , rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces black beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 jalapeno , finely minced
  • 1 yellow onion , chopped
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard


  • Heat a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium heat. Add bacon strips. Cooke until nearly crispy. Remove to a paper towel lined plate. When cool, cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • Drain excess bacon grease from cast iron, carefully wiping out with a paper towel.
  • Add Ranch style and black beans, BBQ sauce, jalapeno, yellow onion, brown sugar and yellow mustard. Mix well.
  • Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring frequently. Cook for 20 minutes.
  • Add bacon back into the mixture, heating for an additional 2-3 minutes to reheat bacon.
  • Serve hot!
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 


Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 796mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3.2mg