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Campfire Baked Beans

Campfire Baked Beans Campfire Baked Beans

Camping season is here, and baked beans are a must around the campfire. If you love BBQ and the smoky taste of bacon then you’re going to enjoy this one. A twist on traditional old baked beans using our Carolina Cooker® sauces.


  • 2 cans pinto beans
  • 2 cans of dark kidney beans
  • 1 cup smoked bacon tips (rendered and crispy)
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup Carolina Cooker -Sweet with a little heat
  • Salt and pepper to taste – as needed
  • ¼ cup minced parsley


  1. Heat oil in a pot over an open fire (or on the stove). Add in the bacon pieces and let render down until slightly crispy and a good amount of grease has formed in the pan. (This should only take about 5 minutes)
  2. Add in the onions and peppers and sauté until tender. (make sure to stir constantly to avoid burning).
  3. Add in the Garlic and mix in. Let sauté for about 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add in Carolina Cookers - Sweet with a little heat, parsley and chicken stock, mix well. Let simmer for about 15 minutes. Make sure to stir every 5 minutes or less to avoid burning.
  4. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Note: Add more Carolina Cooker sauce if needed and serve.