4th of July Baked Beans

I saw something like this on Create TV but mostly I get ideas for stuff I want to cook not precise recipes. This is one of those. This recipe calls for canned beans but if you plan ahead you can use dried beans that have been rinsed and soaked.




1 28 oz can of Baked Beans with sauce
1 can of Pinto Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of Northern Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can Red Kidney Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can Rotel tomatoes and chilis
4-5 links of bratwurst (casings removed)
5 slices slices thick smoked bacon
1 small yellow onion diced
2 small Serrano Peppers with seeds and veins removed and diced.
1 tsp Liquid Smoke
1 Tbs Spicy Brown Mustard
1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup Sweet Rays Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup Catsup
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp coarse ground pepper
1 Tbs garlic power
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and slice bacon into one inch strips.
  2. Break up sausage in a nonstick frying pan and brown on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes
  3. Stir in 1/2 of the bacon slices, Serrano chilies and the diced onion. Stir on medium heat until bacon has cooked and onion is clear.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together, barbecue sauce, catsup, mustard, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  5. Stir contents from the whisked ingredients into browned sausage, bacon and onions mixture on stove and. bring to a simmer.
    In a large separate bowl combine prepared beans and mix well. Pour mixture from the pan into the bowl and combine well with beans. Taste for salt and pepper and add if needed.
  6. Pour the contents of the bowl in to a casserole dish. Arrange remaining bacon slices across the top of the beans and place casserole in oven uncovered.
  7. Cook beans in oven for ~1.5 hours until bacon is rendered.