Sharing is caring!

Today we’re making smoked baked beans. This BBQ baked beans recipe uses dry beans but you can substitute canned ones for the sake of time!

Pin for making easy smoked baked beans from scratch!

This post contains links to products I think you’ll love or will be helpful! They’re affiliate links and if you click through and make a purchase I make a commission at no cost to you!

Dustin isn’t one for sticking to any kind of schedule so it’s been a real treat to see where his mind goes with these recipes.

We had a family gathering two weeks ago and he wanted to take something smoked to share. He decided it would be baked beans!

I don’t think I would have ever thought to make smoked baked beans but this BBQ baked beans recipe came out so well that it makes perfect sense now.

As I mentioned above we’re starting from dry beans…because that is what we had on hand. I’m confident you can substitute canned beans and skip the soaking steps!

A close up shot of the finished pan of BBQ Baked Beans Recipe.

Here is what you will need to make our smoked baked beans recipe:

These are all really simple ingredients. We made a pan of these smoked baked beans that fed about 10 people with leftovers so this is a pretty big batch. You can easily cut these ingredients in half to make a smaller portion if you’d like.

  • 1 Pound Dry Navy Beans
  • 29 Ounces Tomato Sauce (One Large Can)
  • 1 Cup Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/4 Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Pound Bacon, Cooked Medium
Another horizontal view of the finished smoked baked beans in a dish ready to eat.

Will these BBQ baked beans hold up well in the refrigerator?

Under normal circumstances it’s just Dustin and I eating recipes that he makes. Occasionally G-mal gets a few meals out of each as well but I’m all about recipes that will last in the fridge for leftovers.

These baked beans were great even a few days / week later. like anything else they’re going to go bad eventually so use or share what you can within about a week.

here's a full pan of the smoked baked beans ready to be enjoyed.

If you are meal prepping, make a pan of these smoked baked beans with some smoked chicken breasts. It’s the perfect pairing and makes a great lunch recipe to take to work!

How to make this BBQ baked beans recipe:

  1. Soak the beans for about 1 day, overnight works great. The package directions will be helpful if needed.
  2. Boil the beans until soft, follow the package directions for time.
  3. Preheat the smoker to about 300 Degrees F.
  4. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour the cooked beans into a pan for smoking, we like the aluminum foil pans for easy transporting, clean up, and smoking.
  6. Add the sauce to the pan and mix until everything is coated really well.
  7. Put the beans on the smoker uncovered for about 3 hours.
  8. Halfway through we added about 2 cups of water or ham broth and stirred the beans to make sure they didn’t dry out.

After they cool they are ready to serve. We covered them when they came out of the smoker to give them a little more time to lock in that flavor. After about 20 minutes we served the BBQ baked beans recipe and they were delicious!

Here are some helpful links for making homemade smoked baked beans:

Finished BBQ baked beans recipe with full pan of smoked baked beans in the background.

What kind of wood to use for BBQ smoked baked beans recipe:

I’m a big fan of using what you have on hand but for this recipe I do think hickory was the right choice. We were happy with how they came out and it was the perfect flavor combination for the bacon, beans, and tomato based sauce.

Another pin showing the smoked baked beans recipe finished and ready to eat.

Looking for even more delicious smoked recipes?

Here are a few other tasty smoked foodie recipes that we think you’ll enjoy. Try them out and let us know which ones you love!

Printable Smoked Baked Beans Recipe:

Smoked Baked Beans

Prep Time1 d
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time1 d 3 hrs
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Dry Navy Beans
  • 29 Ounces Tomato Sauce One Large Can
  • 1 Cup Onion Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar Packed
  • 1/4 Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 Pound Bacon Cooked Medium

Instructions

  • Soak the beans for about 1 day, overnight works great. The package directions will be helpful if needed.
  • Boil the beans until soft, follow the package directions for time.
  • Preheat the smoker to about 300 Degrees F.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Pour the cooked beans into a pan for smoking, we like the aluminum foil pans for easy transporting, clean up, and smoking.
  • Add the sauce to the pan and mix until everything is coated really well.
  • Put the beans on the smoker uncovered for about 3 hours.
  • Halfway through we added about 2 cups of water or ham broth and stirred the beans to make sure they didn’t dry out.