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Cast Iron Root Beer Baked Beans

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  • Ready in: Prep: 10 M, Cook: 1 H, Total: 1 H 10 M
  • Serves: 12
  • Complexity: easy
Cast Iron Root Beer Baked Beans

These baked beans are on crack! With root beer mixed in as well as bacon and then more bacon on top, you might find yourself second-guessing that can of beans.


  • 12 thick bacon slices, divided
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 (16 oz.) cans pork and beans, drained
  • 1 cup root beer (not diet)
  • 1/2 cup hickory-smoked barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce
  • Step by Step Directions

    1. CIRBBB1Preheat oven to 400F.

      Cook bacon in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove and drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon grease in the skillet and turn up to high heat. Add onion and pepper to the bacon drippings and sauté for 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Stir in beans, crumbled bacon, and remaining ingredients. Top with remaining 6 slices of bacon.

      Place skillet in the oven, uncovered, for 1 hour or until sauce is thickened and bacon is crisp (place under broiler for a minute if necessary).








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