Home made barbecue baked beans

October 18, 2016

Home made barbecue baked beans are quick and easy to make. The delicious smoky barbecue flavour works well with this classic dish. A perfect side dish with meat for bonfire night or a summer barbecue.

Looking for an easy, quick and cheap recipe? These home made barbecue baked beans could be just what you are looking for. The warm smoky barbecue flavour enlivens a classic dish giving them a depth of flavour perfect for the Autumn. Perfect with toast for a quick lunch or ideal for a side with meat. If you are planning a bonfire party this bonfire night they are sure to be a crowd pleaser.

home made barbecue baked beans

Home made barbecue baked beans

Go into a British home and you are bound to find a tin of baked beans in the cupboard. They are a standby staple, easy to serve on toast when you are in need of a quick and easy comfort meal. Kid’s love them and I have many memories of eating baked beans, fish fingers and crisps after coming home from school. We would put on the television and watch Record Breakers while eating our tea.

Barbecue baked beans will always have an association with America for me.  When visiting Tennessee as a child with my parents we often found ourselves at barbecue parties their friends threw. The tradition was that every guest brought a dish with them. The table was full of salads, potato salads, jelly and barbecue baked beans. We could pile these on our plates with the meat from the barbecue. The beans were warm and smoky in flavour, a real contrast to the tinned beans we were used to.

home made barbecue baked beans

Recently I made home made baked beans and I wondered if I could adapt the recipe to make barbecue baked beans. The flavours in home made beans are much more intense and delicious. These barbecue baked beans were no exception the result was delicious. The addition of meat and onions to the beans added that extra barbecue taste which mingles with the spices. Bacon and Tex-Mex Peperami were the meat of choice. Bacon adds the smoky flavour and the Tex-Mex Peperami adds a spicy kick.

Tex-Mex Peperami

Tex -mex peperami

These Tex-Mex Peperami are the first new flavour that Peperami have launched in eight years. After intensive research by Animal (the animated Peperami from the advert) has shown that Mexican food is now our favourite foreign cuisine. Who doesn’t like Fajitas and Tacos?  Peperami Tex-Mex is flavoured with onion and tasty spices such as cayenne pepper, paprika, coriander, garlic, nutmeg and cinnamon.  They are ideal for a lunch box snack or addition to a family Mexican feast or mid-week dinner. It also was the perfect addition to my barbecue baked beans. The Tex-Mex flavouring adds a little kick and the salami adds to the meatiness of the beans. Peperami Tex-Mex is available in single sticks, bunch of 5s and snack packs.

Barbecue baked beans

Home made barbecue baked beans recipe

Barbecue baked beans

Author Alison


  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 400 g tins of beans - mixed or cannellini beans
  • 400 g passata
  • 400 g panacetta
  • 1 Tex-Mex Peperami
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • dash of hot sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard


  • Peel and chop the onion and garlic.
  • Add some oil into a pan and gently fry the panacetta and peperami for five minutes.
  • Add the chopped onions and garlic and cook until soft.
  • Add the beans and the other ingredients and simmer for twenty minutes until the sauce thickens.

Why not pin the recipe to make later?

Home made barbecue baked beans. A cheap easy and quick side dish, perfect for BBQ's or bonfire night

If you are looking for other winter warming recipes why not try smoky sausage casserole which is also perfect for bonfire night.

Have you ever made your own baked beans? Let me know below.

I was sent some peperami samples to try but my opinions are my own.

2 responses to “Home made barbecue baked beans”

  1. Michelle says:

    Looks yummy! Too bad my husband hates beans 🙁 More for me!

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