Better Than Best Baked Beans!
270 mins (prep 30, cooking 240)
9 ingredients
20 servings
I got this recipe from a PACE Salsa summer pocket cookbook many years ago. It is a simple method to dress up canned baked beans. I have adjusted the ingredients/measurements for our personal tastes and I freepour everything, but had to provide measurements. Use the measurements as a guide only. I am always asked for the recipe or to bring them to BBQs and potlucks. They are quick, easy and without the hassle of making beans from scratch. The cumin and salsa gives them the kick and unique taste that have people coming back for more. I also make a big batch to ensure leftovers and put in the freezer. If you go camping, the frozen baked beans in ziploc bags make excellent icepacks! Enjoy! Edited to add: I make this in a 6 qt crockpot and the recipe as posted below fits perfectly.

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  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 (28 ounce) baked beans, any flavor, i use bushes
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (more or less to taste)
  • 2 cups chunky salsa, i use chi chi's or pace (mild, medium or hot to taste, i use hot)
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin (to taste, i free sprinkle it and add more to taste as it slo cooks)
  • 1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes, or to taste


Serving Size (28.87 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 115.85 Calories from Fat 69.75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.75g 238.47%
Saturated Fat 2.64g 264.23%
Trans Fat 0.03g %
Cholesterol 25.17mg 167.83%
Sodium 431.27mg 359.39%
Total Carbohydrate 2.01g 13.43%
Dietary Fiber 0.01 g 0.95%
Sugars 1.65 g %
Protein 8.89g 355.43%
Vitamin A 17.48IU% Vitamin C 0.37mg%
Calcium 3.44mg% Iron 0.27mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, baked beans, chunky salsa, ground cumin, red chili pepper