BBQ Baked Beans

Updated June 24, 2017.

BBQ Baked Beans

You’ll be surprised by this lip smacking, oh so good BBQ baked beans recipe.

Folks, who in the past have turned up their noses at baked beans will clamber for seconds!

Are you cooking for a large family or group?

Double, triple, even quadruple this recipe and keep these crowd-pleasing beans warm in a crockpot at your next potluck buffet event.

I promise you’ll go home with an empty crockpot and plenty of requests for this recipe!

If you do happen to go home with leftovers, freeze them in convenient servings.

Add some franks, a tossed green salad and Sweet Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins with Cinnamon Honey Butter for a quick supper on busy days.

Make a double batch for yourself and guard the leftovers.

The flavor just gets better with age.

BBQ Baked Beans

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Time:  1 hour, 15 minutes

Servings:  10, ½ cup each


  • 2-15 ounce cans beans, drained and rinsed (white, navy, black, red or pinto beans)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 pound smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup Gluten Free BBQ Sauce—Texas Style


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large casserole dish, stir together all ingredients.
  3. Cover casserole and place in oven.
  4. Stir occasionally.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.


Dried Beans Method

  1. Use 1 cup dry beans of choice.
  2. Sort the beans and rinse.
  3. Soak overnight in a quart of water.
  4. Drain and rinse beans.
  5. In a large saucepan add beans, ½ teaspoon baking soda and cover with water.
  6. Simmer for 20 minutes or until skin peels back when you blow on a bean.
  7. Drain beans and rinse.
  8. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. In a large casserole, mix together all ingredients.
  10. Add enough hot water to cover beans.
  11. Cover casserole and place in oven.
  12. Check every hour to be sure beans remain moist; add water as needed.
  13. Stir occasionally during baking.
  14. Bake the beans for 2 to 4 hours (depending on type of bean) or until beans are done and water is absorbed.
  15. Before serving, stir in more Gluten Free BBQ Sauce—Texas Style to taste.

Microwave Magic

  1. In a large casserole dish, stir together all ingredients.
  2. Place in microwave oven.
  3. Cook on full power for 10 to 12 minutes
  4. Stir half way through cooking time.

Quick Stove Top Method

  1. In a large saucepan, stir together all ingredients.
  2. Bring beans to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Turn down heat to medium low to low.
  4. Simmer until flavors blend together and the mixture is heated through, about 30 minutes.
  5. Stir occasionally.
  6. Serve hot.

Slow Cookery

  1. In a large slow cooker, stir together all ingredients.
  2. Cover.
  3. Cook on Low for 4 hours.

Stuffing for Special Recipes

  1. Stir in 1 teaspoon potato starch with other ingredients.
  2. Use the Quick Stove Top Method to cook beans.
  3. Let mixture cool before stuffing.

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