Dutch Oven Bacon Baked Beans Recipe

These aren’t your grandma’s beans, this is something much more.  Serve up a savory side of delicious bacon baked beans that will keep the crowd coming back for more.

Dutch Oven Bacon Baked Beans Recipe

Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 20-25 mins
Serves: 10 guests
Difficulty: 3/5
Cooking Tools: Weber or Traeger Grill, Cast Iron


2  15 oz. cans pinto beans, drained
2 15 oz. cans kidney beans, drained
1 pound thick applewood bacon
1 cup red onion, diced
1 tbsp 5280 Fire Salt Culinary Rub
1/2 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract
1 tsp fresh ground garlic
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 15 oz. can ground tomatoes
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp 5280 Culinary Rub a Dub seasoning
1 tbsp 5280 Culinary Oink seasoning
1 tsp smoked black ground pepper


  • Heat Large dutch oven on stove top, grill or smoker
  • Saute bacon 1/2 way and add diced red onions.  Continue to saute until golden onions and bacon
  • Add beans and remaining ingredients
  • Bring to simmer, adjust seasoning to suit your spice and sweetness level
  • Bake on your grill or in the oven at 375 degrees for about 30-40 minutes until desired  smoke level is obtained
  • Smoke on your smoker with the lid tilted off for 30-40 minutes or until desired smoke level is obtained


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Published: 3/5/2020