Back Door Baked Beans

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You better watch it or they will slip in the back door to sample these before it’s time to eat. Who wouldn’t like a pot full of doctored up baked beans with bacon, Coke and sorghum? Sure-nuff good!


  • 2 (16 – 18 ounce) cans Bush’s baked beans
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Sorghum (or Karo dark syrup)
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce
  • 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 10 slices thick bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Coca Cola
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • Greased casserole or iron baking dish


Cook bacon in skillet for about 5 minutes over medium/ low heat – don’t crisp bacon but make sure it’s done.

Remove bacon and set aside, add onions and pepper to skillet and cook in bacon drippings for 10-15 minutes over medium heat. In a bowl mix the remaining ingredients.

Drain bacon, onion and pepper and add to bean mixture. Mix well and pour into casserole or iron baking dish.

Bake at 325 degrees for 2-½ hours or until beans are bubbly and sauce is the consistency of thick syrup.

Let stand to thicken slightly and serve.

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