BBQ Baked Beans with Bacon are my favorite summer side dish. This delicious homemade baked bean casserole is simple, and it goes with all the best BBQ foods. Learn how to make baked beans in the oven for an incredibly flavorful dish!
Heat oven to 350°F and spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
Cook the bacon (until soft but cooked througin a large saucepan. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and add the ground chuck to the pan with the bacon fat. Cook the beef until brown and drain, reserving 2 tablespoons rendered fat. Set the meat aside until ready to use.
Add the onion and bell pepper to the rendered fat. Cook 3 minutes or until the vegetables have softened. Add the beans, barbecue sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, cider vinegar and brown sugar; stir well. Taste and season with salt and black pepper; stir to incorporate.
Pour the bean mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the bacon on top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake an additional 25-30 minutes or until thickened.
Remove from the oven and let rest 10 minutes before serving.