Summer is all about grilling, lazy days, and getting together with good friends, and, of course, chowing down on some delicious summer grub. Today the #SundaySupper crew is throwing a Summer BBQ Party, and I’m hosting. I’m bringing one of my very favorite barbecue dishes, spicy baked beans.

Spicy Baked Beans

I’ve been wanting to host since I joined #SundaySupper over a year ago. Life has settled down since I graduated, so I jumped at the chance to host right away. Needless to say, I’m extremely excited!

These spicy baked beans are inspired by The Pioneer Woman. The idea to use canned beans made me giddy. I mean, how simple? And, at only 49 cents per can, it’s a frugal way to feed a crowd.


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You know me, I like all things spicy. My favorite baked beans come from a local BBQ joint, Andy Nelson’s. I could eat three orders of their beans in one sitting. They may set my mouth on fire, yet that doesn’t stop me from shoveling them in. This recipe is just as spicy.

I add jalapeños and red pepper flakes to boost the heat, but the real heat comes from Famous Dave’s Devil Spit Barbecue Sauce. It’s what gives these beans that firey heat I love so much. You know a bottle of barbecue sauce is hot when it comes with a XXX warning and an “Adults Only” label. Yeah, it’s hot!


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Can you back down on the heat? Sure… But why would you want to? If you’re not a fan of spicy beans, these would be just as delicious without the jalapeños and a less potent barbecue sauce. Psht, sissy!

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These beans aren’t for the faint of heart. The beans start off sweet, and then they gradually hit you with heat.They’re knock-your-socks-off spicy. They’re make-your-upper-lip-sweat spicy. Each bite will tingle your tongue, and after a few more bites, your lips will begin to burn. It’s a good burn, though.

While they are spicy, they’re also addictive. Promise!

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Now, bust out your squirt guns and get your BBQ on!

Squirt Gun Fight

Head on over and check out the other fabulous Summer BBQ Party recipes:


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Spicy Baked Beans
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Author: Jennie
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Serves: 8
Inspired by The Pioneer Woman
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup green pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 4-16oz. cans Pork N Beans
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup spicy barbecue sauce (your favorite)
  • 2 tbs. cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs. yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
  • S&P
  1. Add the bacon to a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the bacon is crispy. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  2. Remove all but 2 tbs. of the bacon fat from the pan. Add the onions, green pepper, jalapeño, and red pepper flakes to the pan. Sprinkle with a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent and the peppers are tender, about 5-6 minutes.
  3. Turn the heat down to low and add the beans. Stir in the last 5 ingredients and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  4. Transfer the beans to a baking dish. Top with crumbled bacon. Bake on 350 degrees F. until bubbly, about 15 minutes.