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Apple Baked Beans On The Grill

Apple Baked Beans can be cooked on the grill, over a campfire or in the oven. They make the perfect side for any barbecue.

Looking down at a cast iron pot filled with baked beans, apples, shredded pork and jalapeno peppers with a wooden spoon on the side.Our neighbors have established a back-to-school tradition of getting together the evening before school starts and having a barbecue together. John and I always bring the Apple Baked Beans and the Skillet Apple Pie. If I have the time, I’ll even make some homemade ice cream.

A wooden spoon filled with baked beans, diced apples and shredded pork over a pot filled with Apple Pie Baked BeansWe’ve made these apple baked beans on the grill, over a campfire and in my oven. If you’re short on time, you can even cook them on top of the stove. They are delicious any way you cook them. I leave the lid off and let them get all thick with a caramel glaze.Close up of Apple Baked Beans in a cast iron dutch oven filled with apples, shredded pork and jalapenos.

John came up with this recipe some years back. I can’t say he invented it, but he found one he liked and put his spin on it. We love it because it’s a great contrast between sweet and spice. It makes enough for a good-sized gathering and is great leftover too.

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Looking down at a cast iron pot filled with baked beans, apples, shredded pork and jalapeno peppers with a wooden spoon on the side.
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Apple Baked Beans

Apple Baked Beans can be cooked on the grill, over a campfire or in the oven. They make the perfect side for any barbecue.
Prep Time 18 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 18 mins
Servings 20
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 4 Slices Bacon diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded pork
  • 3 cans pork and beans 16 oz, mostly drained, I use Bush's Best Original,
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce your preference
  • 1 can apple pie filling chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, finely diced (2 for more heat)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Brown bacon and remove from pan. Saute onion and green pepper in bacon grease. Mix in remaining ingredients. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or simmer on stovetop for 30 minutes.

Notes

I've increased my beans to 5 cans for a larger group. I don't increase the brown sugar or apple pie filling. It's still sweet enough.
You can substitute cooked ground sausage for pulled pork.
We prefer yellow mustard over other varieties for this recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 20g | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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It will not be long before these neighbor children will be grown and on their own, but I know that they will take the memories of our back-to-school barbecues with them.
We love cooking outside whenever we can. Here are a few more recipes that are perfect for outdoor cooking.

Rustic Skillet Apple Pie Recipe

Skillet Apple Pie

Garlic-Basil Red Hasselback Potatoes

Balsamic Chicken Sandwich

Balsamic Chicken Sandwich

There isn’t a lot that you can’t put on the grill. I love it because it is a quick clean up and you just can’t taste anything that says summer more.

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Recipe Rating




Frugal Hausfrau

Tuesday 26th of July 2016

I've doctored up many cans of beans over the years but I love the idea of this sweet caramelly apple and a hint of heat! With the bacon and the pork - this would make more than a few people I know very happy! Pinning!! And making soon!

Mollie

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 27th of July 2016

Thank you Mollie! This recipe feeds an army!

Suchitra

Friday 22nd of July 2016

True comfort food!

Julie Menghini

Friday 22nd of July 2016

Truly Su! Thank you!

petra08

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Apple baked beans? It sounds so good AND even better with pulled pork! Lovely :)

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Thank you Petra! It does make a difference and they are one of my most requested dishes when we go places.

lynn

Tuesday 19th of July 2016

A lovely tradition and wonderful food! yumm

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Thank you Lynz! It makes enough for a small army too.

Shari

Monday 18th of July 2016

Your tradition with your neighbors sounds like so much fun! I have never seen a recipe for baked beans that contains apples, but what a great idea. I bet they pair really well with the sweetness of the beans. Yum! I would love to try this recipe. Thanks, Julie!

Julie Menghini

Monday 18th of July 2016

Thank you Shari! We really enjoy this dish. I made chicken on Sunday using your marinade and we loved it!