This burnt ends baked beans recipe is a hearty and flavorful dish that takes just 5 minutes to prepare. It's the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck!
Nothing will take baked beans to the next level like the addition of burnt ends. If you’re not familiar with burnt ends, you’re in for a treat. These crispy and flavorful blackened ends of a brisket or pork shoulder covered in barbeque sauce are particularly tender and flavorful, adding an amazing salty and smoky flavor to this dish.
Combined with the tangy bite of the mustard and Worcestershire sauce, a hint of fresh garlic, and sweetness from the ketchup and brown sugar, this baked beans recipe is the perfect balance of bold flavors.
A perfect side dish for parties, family gatherings, and cookouts, yet hearty and filling enough to stand on its own, these easy baked beans are a great go-to option for when you need something simple, satisfying, and incredibly delicious.
✨ Here is why this recipe is amazing:
- It’s Quick - These easy baked beans come together in minutes. Just pour everything in a pan, stir, and bake!
- It’s Versatile - This recipe works as a side dish for BBQ, burgers and hotdogs, or sandwiches. It’s a great dish to bring to a party, and it’s also perfect for picnics or family gatherings.
- It’s Inexpensive - This dish is made with simple and inexpensive ingredients, so it’s a great way to provide something hearty and filling that will satisfy a crowd without breaking the bank.
- It’s a Crowd Pleaser - This recipe is incredibly delicious and full of bold smoky flavors. It’s also really satisfying since it’s packed with protein from the meat and fiber from the pinto beans. It’s a perfect recipe for any potluck or party.
🥫 Ingredients needed:
📝 Ingredient notes:
- Baked beans - the base for this dish
- Ketchup - gives smoky flavors and sweetness to the beans
- Yellow mustard - adds a tangy flavor to balance the sweetness
- Light brown sugar - sweetens the beans
- Minced garlic - adds aromatic and zesty flavor
- Worcestershire sauce - adds a tangy and spicy kick to the beans
- Burnt ends - provides the delicious savory smoky taste and adds texture
📷 How to make burnt ends baked beans
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Add all ingredients to a cast iron skillet or casserole dish.
Step 3: Stir until ingredients are well combined.
Step 3: Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir again.
Step 4: Place the skillet or casserole dish back in the oven for another 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
❄️ Storage Tips
Store these in a sealed container and they should keep in the fridge for about 3-4 days. When you're ready to use the leftovers, simply place them in a large pot and reheat on the stovetop over medium-high heat. These can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
You really can't go wrong here. They’re a great side for just about any meat dish or sandwich, or you can serve them on their own with some cornbread, rice, or tortilla chips on the side.
- Both pork and brisket burnt ends will work in this recipe. You can make your own or save time by picking up some of the pre-cooked variety at the grocery store.
- Add some delicious and unexpected flavor to your baked beans by adding some chopped canned peaches and freshly ground black pepper. These flavors pair beautifully with the sweet and tangy flavor of the beans.
- If you have a smoker, you can place the cast iron skillet with the cooked baked beans in the smoker for 20 minutes to give the dish even more smoky flavor.
- Place a few strips of uncooked bacon on top of the beans before placing them in the oven. As the bacon cooks, it will infuse the beans with flavor. Then, you can chop the bacon into small pieces and stir it into the beans before serving.
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Burnt Ends Baked Beans
- 1 cast iron skillet
- 1 Wooden Spoon
- 28 oz baked beans
- ¼ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup yellow mustard
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 cups burnt ends
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients to a cast iron skillet or casserole dish.28 oz baked beans, ¼ cup ketchup, ¼ cup yellow mustard, ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoon minced garlic, 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce, 2 cups burnt ends
- Stir until ingredients are well combined.
- Bake for 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and stir again.
- Place the skillet or casserole dish back in the oven for another 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
- You can use either pork or brisket burnt ends for this recipe. Make your own or save time by buying the pre-cooked variety at the grocery store.
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