Smokestack Baked Beans

I bet you thought I was never going to post anything ever again.


The last two weeks, (one being the last week of school and the other the first week of summer school) has kept me busier than ever. Not to mention helping put up a new privacy fence in my backyard, planting the country garden, grades for school, oldest grandgirls graduation from grade school….the list continues.

Anywho, thank you for being patient with me while I get you caught up on all the new recipes I have been trying, along with my little garden in my back yard. AND you cannot forget the chickens!

OK, lets talk beans.

I have made this Smokestack Baked Beans recipe three times now. Each time I have made them (or sent them with the Super Hero son for a BBQ he was going to,) everyone loved them. The great thing about this recipe, is that you can control the heat with deciding how much chili powder to add to the recipe. This recipe also has one of my favorite things in the whole wide world added in, molasses. I love love love molasses.

It also has crispy bacon stirred in.

Now, come on, everyone loves bacon!

July 4th will be sneaking up on us before you know it. I am sure that BBQ will be on your agenda for one meal. This would be the perfect time to make some delicious, rich and smoky sweet with a little added heat, Smokehouse Baked Beans. They are so good that I fixed them for my Dads 96th birthday BBQ.

I hope you enjoy them too!

Here is what you will need:

You need some bacon, brown sugar, chili powder, liquid smoke, catsup, pork and beans, onion, mustard, barbecue sauce and molasses.


I barely had enough catsup to make this recipe. Who runs out of catsup???? I cut up my bacon is small pieces with my kitchen shears.


I then fried the bacon until it was crisp.                                          Next, I minced up some onion.


Now, you can start mixing everything all together. Pour the pork n beans into a casserole dish. Add the brown sugar.


Add in the minced onion.                                                                 Add in the catsup and the chili powder. (if you like it with more spice, just add more chili powder)


Pour in some liquid smoke.                                                            Now you can add in the mustard.


Pour your favorite barbeque sauce on top.                                      Here is the time to add in my favorite ingredient (besides bacon) molasses.

Pour the crispy bacon on top and stir it all together. Bake in the oven for 60 to 75 minutes in a 325 degree oven.

You will want to get a large spoon out to scoop out this smoky sweet baked beans.

Here is the recipe:

Smokestack Baked Beans

Adapted from old (really old) church cookbook


6 slices bacon

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon chili powder (I used 1 and 1/2 teaspoon)

1 teaspoon liquid smoke

1/4 cup catsup

1 large can pork and beans or 2 regular size cans

1 tablespoon minced onion

1 tablespoon mustard

3/4 cup of your favorite barbeque sauce

1/4 cup molasses


Cut the bacon into small pieces and fry until crisp.

In a large casserole dish, add all the ingredients together and combine. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 60 to 75 minutes.



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