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Cast Iron Skillet Baked Beans

Simple canned beans made delicious with bacon and barbecue sauce, then baked in a cast iron skillet. Your new favorite baked beans.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: baked beans from canned pork and beans, cast iron skillet baked beans
Servings: 8
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Katie Shaw


  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 4 tablespoons green pepper finely diced
  • 2 large cans pork and beans (usually 23.8 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees with the rack in the center.
  • Cook the bacon, onion, and green pepper in a medium cast iron skillet (about 8 inches wide) until the bacon is mostly cooked and the onion and pepper are soft. Add the canned pork and beans and remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.
  • Bake, uncovered for 1 ½ hours, or until beans are well-browned. Serve directly from pan.


This recipe can be doubled and baked in a 12 inch skillet.   
Keep any leftovers covered and refrigerated.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 628mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg