Spicy & Sweet Baked Beans

Spicy and Sweet Baked Beans

Recently we were served a Mexican meal that came with a side of baked beans. The beans were spicy and sweet, with bacon, jalapenos, and cilantro. I’d never considered combining baked beans and Mexican black beans but it was so good, I couldn’t wait to try to duplicate the recipe! I feel like what I came up with is pretty close, though I did choose to use black beans instead of navy beans.

Spicy Baked Beans                                    6 servings

  • 5 strips of bacon
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 4 cups black beans (or navy beans)
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 12-18 pickled jalapeño slices

Spicy and Sweet Baked Beans

Preheat oven to 350F. Cook and then crumble bacon, lightly cook onions (I added raw onion to my baked beans and they didn’t cook as much as I would’ve liked). Chop a small bunch of cilantro or use several cilantro cubes from the freezer. In a baking dish, add all of your ingredients and stir until well combined.

I waited until all ingredients were in the dish and then eyeballed the amount of jalapeños I added, about 12-18 jalapeño slices. They definitely pack a punch! If you want less spiciness, you could remove the jalapeños slices after baking. Bake (uncovered) for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Spicy and Sweet Baked Beans

This is a great side dish for summer and a yummy way to add beans to your diet. Serve these Spicy Baked Beans along with fajitas or at your next barbecue!

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5 thoughts on “Spicy & Sweet Baked Beans

  1. This sounds like a lovely dish. I’m a big fan of spiced beans/chile so I can imagine piling this into a burrito with some sour cream and avocado! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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