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Spicy Baked Beans with Pork and Beans

Spicy Baked Beans. With Chili Powder, Worcestershire Sauce and Liquid Smoke, you won't even notice that there's no bacon in the recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 200kcal


  • 2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder New Mexico Red or ancho
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard prepared yellow
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 28 oz pork and beans half of the liquid drained
  • 2 Tablespoon flat leaf parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat olive oil in skillet and sauté onions for 4 minutes. (Onions should be transparent.) Add peppers and sauté another 2 minutes or until vegetables are just turning tender.
  • In a 2 quart mixing bowl, combine ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, Liquid Smoke, mustard and brown sugar. Whisk until blended.
  • Add the beans and gently stir with a spoon.
  • Add onions and peppers to bean mixture. Add parsley and gently stir.
  • Prepare a 2 quart casserole dish by spraying with non-stick spray. Pour bean mixture into dish and bake for 45 minutes.



Can I use dried beans for this recipe? The beans inside that can of pork and beans are navy beans. If you have dried navy beans, soak a cup of them overnight in enough water to cover by an inch. The next morning, boil the beans for two minutes and then simmer than for two hours. Drain and proceed with the recipe. 
Can you make these beans ahead of time? Absolutely yes. You can prepare the casserole ahead of time, refrigerate and then bake just before serving. Or you can bake ahead of time then gently reheat in the oven at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes. Or until nice and steamy. Plus they're great for a picnic because they taste good at room temperature.
Don't over-stir the beans:  The beans inside that can have been cooked to a very soft stage. During anytime during the preparation process, stir the beans gently to combine ingredients. If you over-stir the beans can become mushy.
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Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 3mg