This easy Honey Chipotle Baked Beans recipe is a unique and delicious addition to BBQs, potlucks, picnics, and game day watch parties. So full of delicious flavor!
Why This Baked Beans Recipe Works
Honey Chipotle Baked Beans are my favorite – and now only – baked beans recipe. Sweet yet spicy, soft and piping hot, they go perfectly with typical summer barbecue fare.
You don’t need to plan ahead. This couldn’t-be-easier recipe since you start with canned beans and just dress them up in just 10 minutes plus bake time.
Honey Chipotle Baked Beans Ingredients
- Canned baked beans: Choose your favorite canned baked beans as the additional ingredients will mostly drown out the original flavor.
- Honey & Molasses: No brown sugar needed since you’re getting plenty of sweetness from the molasses and honey.
- Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce: The smoky heat of the chiles and adobo sauces adds a fiery flavor to these baked beans.
- Worcestershire sauce & tomato puree: The Worcestershire and tomato puree adds a unique tangy and savory flavor to the sweet and spicy honey chipotle baked beans.
- Shallots or onion: Either will work but If you do not care for onions, omit them.
- Ground cumin, garlic and salt: To season and enhance the flavor of the beans.
- Canola or olive oil: Just enough to coat the pan.
- Cider vinegar: The cider breaks down the other ingredients which enhances the flavor and texture.
How to Make Honey Chipotle Baked Beans
- Sauté shallots & combine ingredients: Simply sauté the shallots over a medium-heat while stirring and adding the additional ingredients.
- Bake: Combine the beans and shallot mixture and bake until thick and bubbly.
Honey Chipotle Baked Beans Tips & Variations
Add protein – Add bacon, pancetta or ham to the baked beans.
Adjust the heat – It’s simple to adjust the spice depending on your crowd. You’ll still get lots of smoke flavor even if you make it mild.
Black Strap Molasses – Enhance the smoky profile of these beans by incorporating the distinctive flavor of Black Strap Molasses alongside the smoky chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. This particular molasses adds a touch of sweetness and bitterness, while also imparting subtle smoky undertones.
Customize – The beauty of the recipe is that you can customize the flavor, sweetness and smokiness simply by omitting or adding ingredients to your liking.
What to Serve with Baked Beans
The beauty of baked beans is that they go with almost anything but especially BBQ. I love to pair this baked beans recipe with smoked meats such as smoked pork chops. Hot dogs and baked beans are an American classic and macaroni salad, corn bread or corn on the cob are perfect side dish complements.
Storing & Reheating
Store the baked beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 days. To reheat, warm at a medium heat on the stove with a splash of chicken or vegetable broth or water.
- 1/2 cup minced shallots or onion
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup tomato puree
- 1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 chipotle chiles (from a can in adobo sauce - or just 1 chile with some adobo sauce, to taste)
- 2 28-oz cans baked beans, both drained of liquid from the top of the can after first opening
- Preheat oven to 300°.
- Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shallots; sauté 4 minutes or until golden. Add cumin and garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add tomato puree and oil, and cook for 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Add honey and the next 5 ingredients (through chiles). Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Combine beans and shallot mixture in a 2-quart baking dish. Bake at 300° for 1 hour or until thick and bubbly.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 786mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 9gSugar: 31gProtein: 11g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.