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Spicy Baked Beans

Trying to figure out what to make for the next office “pot luck”, or “BBQ” ?

Well I got the perfect dish, not difficult to make, with the flavors of sweet brown sugar, savory bacon, and a kick to your palate of jalapeno and serrano chili.


7 lb can of Bush’s Baked beans
1 lb thick cut bacon. (i prefer applewood)
1 large Vidalia onion, diced
2-3 large Jalapeno and Serrano chili, seeded, and ribs removed. Cut into fine pieces
1/2 cup catsup 
1/4 brown sugar
3 Tbsp Regular mustard
Optional-  Cayenne pepper


Over large dutch oven or large pot, cut up bacon and render till bacon is crispy. Remove bacon and put on several layers of paper towels, you want bacon to be completely dry before re adding later. Drain all grease leaving a thin layer covering bottom of pan.

Cook Applewood bacon till crispy. You can cut up then cook, or cook in strips.











Add diced onion, reduce heat to medium heat and cook till just before onion gets translucent. About 5 minutes. 

Add Jalapeno`and Serrano Chili and cook for another 5 minutes.

Onion and chili










Reduce heat to med-low and add can of beans and next three ingredients. If you want it extra hot add a dash of Cayenne pepper. Stir all ingredients till well mixed and cover drop heat to low and cook for 20 min. Add bacon just before serving.

This is the brand of baked beans i use.

Spicy Baked Beans



About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

4 responses »

  1. oh yummy. Just had me some beans last night.



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