Savory Spicey Baked Beans

Savory Spicey Baked Beans


  • 4 Tblspns Vegetable Oil – not olive or corn oil, use a lighter oil
  • 1 Large Red Onion
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • Several hot peppers to taste – can be jalapenos, chilies, hot banana, but not habeneros
  • 1 Large can (28 oz) Vegetarian Baked Beans (I use Bush’s)
  • 3 Cans (16ish oz) of other type beans – Kidney, Chili, Baked, etc
  • 1 Cup Ketchup
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Dark Molasses
  • 3 Tblspns Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tblspns Prepared Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Other spices and sauces to taste


Heat oil in a large dutch oven type pot. Chop and sauté the onion and peppers until they are tender. Add the beans, including liquid, stir to incorporate with the cooked veggies. Add the remaining ingredients and mix in gently, but completely. Bring the mixture to a light boil, stir and taste the sauce for your desired level of spiciness. You can use cayenne, crushed red pepper, Thai garlic sauce, A-1, spicy barbecue sauce, etc., to bring out the flavor you want. Bake in a shallow corning or glass baking dish in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until the beans are bubbly. Let stand for at least 5 minutes. Serve.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 20 min
  • Ready Time 35 min