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Baked beans in cast iron pan with hand towel

Smoked Baked Beans Recipe (with Bacon)

These smoked baked beans are easy to make on your smoker and are packed full of flavor. Did I mention they're topped with delicious bacon?!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Type Smoked Side Dishes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 444kcal
Author Will


  • ½ lb bacon thick cut
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 54 oz pork and beans canned
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder or brown mustard


  • Place 12" cast iron pan into smoker and pre-heat to 425°F.
  • Once the pan is hot, cook the bacon in the cast iron pan. Take out of the pan a couple minutes before it's crispy. Let cool and crumble into 1" pieces, set aside.
  • Cook diced onions and peppers in bacon fat until translucent, about 5 minutes. Then turn off the smoker (if using a pellet smoker) Lower temperature if using an offset smoker.
  • Add the rest of ingredients to the sauteed onions and peppers and mix well. Top with the crumbled bacon.
  • Turn smoker back on and maintain 250°F. Smoke beans for 45 minutes. Remove pan using a pot holder or towel (pan will be HOT). Enjoy!


  • Make sure to not cook the bacon all the way before topping the beans, otherwise it will become burnt
  • Apple or cherry works best with beans
  • Garnish with parsley or cilantro to put a little color into the beans


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 1125mg | Potassium: 887mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 4mg