Jazzed Up Baked Beans

Jazzed Up Baked Beans are fast and fabulous. You just need a few staples to have delicious baked beans with little effort.

Jazzed Up Baked Beans Collage. Image with two dishes of baked beans with added ground beef.

This recipe for easy baked beans is my go-to side dish for summer cookouts. Homemade flavor without a ton of time, money, or effort. Because the grilled food is really the star of any cookout.

I mean,  don’t get me wrong, my slow cooker baked beans are fabulous but if I’m making a quick supper of hot dogs, burgers, or even chicken fingers I want something just as effortless as a side.

For any vegetarians out there this just as good with the vegetarian baked beans and omitting the bacon or ground beef. Just cook the onions in a bit of oil and continue on with the recipe.

Serve Jazzed Up Baked Beans with any of the following recipes for an amazing meal.

Jazzed Up Baked Beans

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1 28 ounce can baked beans
  • 2 slices bacon or
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, maple syrup, or molasses
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • To taste black pepper


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat cook the bacon until crisp or ground beef until browned. Remove bacon if using. Add onions, sauté until tender.
  2. Add baked beans, sugar, barbecue sauce and black pepper. Heat thoroughly. Crumble bacon and add if used.

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  1. Excellent recipe! I need to e-mail this to my MIL. She brought baked beans for Memorial Day – out of a can. Not even Bush’s. Can you imagine!! LOL!! She needs this recipe. I’ve been known to make my own from scratch, but I need a good “cheater” when I’m stressed and screaming at everyone!! LOL!!



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