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Bourbon Bacon Grilled Baked Beans

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 339kcal


  • 1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2" strips
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 16.5 ounce can baked beans, any brand or flavor
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (chipotle or ancho preferred)
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 - 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional


  • Preheat the grill to a medium-low to medium heat, 300 - 350 degrees.
  • In a 9 or 10" cast iron skillet, add the bacon and onion.
  • Cook over direct heat until the bacon begins to crisp and the onion to caramelize and brown.
  • Move the skillet off of the flame and add the can of baked beans and all of the other remaining ingredients. Stir until everything is well combined.
  • Close the lid on the grill while leaving the skillet on indirect heat (not over the flame).
  • Stirring occaisonally, continue to cook on indirect heat for about 30 minutes, until the beans have become bubbly and thickened to the desired consistency.


Cook time can vary depending on grill size, temperature, and the amount of time the lid is open.
A 9x9" or 10x10" metal baking pan or large sauce pan can be used in place of the cast iron skillet.
Stovetop/Oven Directions:
Crisp the bacon and brown the onion on medium heat on the stovetop. Add the beans and remaining ingredients and place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until bubbly and thickened to the desired consistency.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 448mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg