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Homemade Smoked Sausage Baked Beans with Bacon

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These Homemade Smoked Sausage Baked Beans make the best summer cookout side dish or a cozy fall family meal.

smoked sausage in a bowl with a slice of cornbread vertical

Baked beans are a delicious cookout side dish. This Homemade Smoked Sausage Baked Beans with Bacon recipe is a spin on a personal childhood favorite. I grew up on cinnamon sugar pork and beans with fried kielbasa. A step up from beans and franks. I’ve combined those great flavors into this favored summer classic.

What you need to make Smoked Sausage Baked Beans

baked bean ingredients

White beans
Smoked kielbasa
Bacon
Yellow onion
Butter
Brown sugar
Kosher salt
Tomato paste
Molasses
Maple syrup
Cinnamon
Mustard powder
Cayenne pepper

bowl of great northern beans

You can use any type of white bean you prefer. I’ve used cannellini beans, and navy beans, and great northern with great success. Use a good rope sausage; something with a nice snap in the casing. You can use beef, pork, or turkey sausage and bacon. Cut the links into slices for a uniformed look or roughly chop them if you prefer. The rings look nicer though.

How to make Smoked Sausage Baked Beans

tomato paste and butter cooking withsausage and onion

In a large cast-iron skillet or dutch oven over medium heat, cook the bacon until slightly crisp. Add the sausage slices in a single layer to brown on both sides. Toss in the onion and sauté them for 2-3 minutes or until softened slightly.

maple syrup poured into baked beans

Next, add the butter and tomato paste mix it into the sausage. Continue adding the beans, cinnamon, mustard powder, cayenne, molasses, salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, and water. Stir everything carefully so that you don’t mash the beans. Place the skillet in the preheated oven to bake uncovered for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

forkful of baked beans

Serve with a slice of delicious Cornbread.

More great summer side dishes

Seafood Macaroni Salad
Southern Potato Salad
Classic Deviled Eggs

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*This recipe was updated 7/2/2020 for improved content. The original recipe was posted on 7/9/2019.*

smoked sausage in a bowl with a slice of cornbread
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Homemade Smoked Sausage Baked Beans with Bacon

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These Homemade Smoked Sausage Baked Beans make the best summer cookout side dish or a cozy fall family meal.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Baking Time:1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:2 hrs

Ingredients

  • 45 oz great northern beans 3 cans rinsed and drained
  • 14 oz smoked kielbasa sausage sliced
  • 6 oz bacon chopped
  • 1/2 c yellow onion diced
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c brown sugar packed
  • 4 1/4 c water
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/3 c molasses
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse and drain the beans; set aside. In a large cast-iron skillet or dutch oven over medium heat, cook the bacon until slightly crisp. Add the sausage slices in a single layer to brown on both sides. Toss in the onion and sauté them for 2-3 minutes or until softened slightly.
  • Next, add the butter and tomato paste mix it into the sausage. Continue adding the beans, cinnamon, mustard powder, cayenne, molasses, salt, brown sugar, maple syrup, and water. Stir everything carefully so that you don’t mash the beans. Place the skillet in the preheated oven to bake uncovered for 1 hour and 30 minutes*.

Notes

*Add more time for a thicker sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 625kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1333mg | Potassium: 1131mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 31g | Iron: 5mg
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked beans, sausage
Servings: 8
Calories: 625kcal
Author: Ty

3 Comments

  1. We will really enjoy your delicious smoked sausage baked beans! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Miz Helen

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