These Best Barbecue Baked Beans with Brown Sugar, Bacon and Brisket are a spunky, flavor-packed favorite that will take your barbecue game to new heights! The sweet and smoky combination of brown sugar and barbecue sauce, the crispy bacon, and succulent brisket will have your taste buds dancing with joy! With the convenience of baking in a slow cooker, your oven, or on your smoker, this recipe is so easy to make ahead of time and practically effortless. Get ready to impress your friends and family at your next barbecue gathering - this flavor-packed side is about to become your new obsession!
For all my children, siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews - this recipe is the closest to Grama B's famous Baked Beans. She was famous for her baked beans at every summer picnic and family get-together!
WHAT MAKES THESE THE BEST AND EASIEST BAKED BEANS?
EASY COOKING VARIATIONS FOR THE BEST BAKED BEANS:
RECIPE VARIATIONS FOR THE BEST BARBECUED BAKED BEANS:
6 slices thick cut bacon (peppered or applewood smoked)
3 cups smoked brisket or ham (or combination of both, chopped)
1 large yellow onion (diced)
2 28-ounce cans baked beans (Bush’s Grillin’ Beans, Country Style, Maple & Cured Bacon or Brown Sugar Hickory)
1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce
½ cup ketchup
½ cup dark brown sugar (packed)
¼ cup prepared mustard (or Dijon mustard)
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon barbecue seasoning or rub
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
HOW I MAKE THESE:
YIELD: 12-18 servings
SWITCH IT UP FOR THE BEST BARBECUED BAKED BEANS:
Original recipe posted June 2014; revised and reposted June 2023.
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