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Homemade Baked Beans + Thick Cut Bacon - #cookout #grilling

Baked Beans + Thick Cut Bacon



  • 3 cans pork and beans
  • 79 slices of thick-cut bacon
  • 1 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1 small/medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (I would recommend a smoky-flavored one)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon smoked garlic powder


  1. In skillet, cook bacon in batches, cooking until some fat has rendered and bacon is partially cooked.
  2. Remove bacon and let rest on plate.
  3. Keep grease in pan, unless there are excessive amounts. If there is a ton of grease, pour some out, but keep 2-4 Tablespoons in the pan.
  4. Add garlic, onion and green pepper to the pan.
  5. Saute in grease on medium-high, stirring, until cooked down and onion becomes translucent.
  6. Take 3 slices of bacon and cut into 1-inch chunks.
  7. In Dutch oven or other oven-proof pan, combine beans, onion mixture, bacon chunks and remaining ingredients.
  8. Stir.
  9. Place remaining bacon on top of beans and place in the oven.
  10. Cook at 325 for 2-3 hours.
  11. If you want a more charred look and/or less runny beans, increase temp to 350-375 for last 20-30 minutes.