I love coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee, you make me happy, you give me energy, I love the way you smell, I love the way you taste. You, coffee, are one of my favorite things in life!
I love coffee so much, that I try to find other ways to incorporate it into my life, besides just drinking it…. like cooking with it!
One of my first forays into cooking with coffee was almost two years ago when I created the Coffee Crusted Tri Tip.
Coffee + steak = oh so delicious!
I decided that it was about time that my steak had a friend… aka a side dish, to match it’s amazing coffee deliciousness!
That’s when these scrumptious Brown Sugar Coffee Baked Beans came to be!
I took my Dad’s baked bean recipe that I grew up with and loved, and gave it my own little coffee twist!
The result was a side dish absolutely worthy of being friends with my Coffee Crusted Tri Tip 😉
- 2 (15 oz) cans pork and beans
- ½ cup onion (diced)
- ½ cup bbq sauce
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee*
- 2 slices bacon (diced)
*I french pressed 2 tbsp coffee with 1 cup of water.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Add the pork and beans, onions, bbq sauce & brown sugar to an oven-safe bowl or dish.
Add the coffee.
Add the bacon and stir to combine.
Place in the oven for 1 hour.
Voila! As simple as that, you have a totally delicious side dish for a BBQ, football watch party, or to go with that awesome Coffee Crusted Tri Tip!
Have I mentioned how amazing this tri tip is? Just making sure 🙂
Don’t worry if the beans seem like they have a lot of sauce. Just use a slotted spoon to serve the beans, then dip some nice, toasty bread in the sauce to soak it up… at least that’s what I did… because the sauce is awesome!!!
It’s brown sugar, coffee & bacon, come on people, YUM!
♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit the bacon, and use canned baked beans without pork to make this recipe vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: This dish is gluten-free using the ingredients pictured above. If using another brand of pork & beans, be sure to check the label, Van Camp’s is gluten-free. Also, always check the label on BBQ sauce to make sure it’s gluten free.