Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans With Ham

Today I have a delicious recipe for Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans with chunks of ham and a spicy jalapeno mustard that takes this traditional BBQ dish to the next level. 


Spring is in full swing, and it’s time to get grilling! Today I’m celebrating National Grilling Month with El Diablo mustards and several fabulous food bloggers from across the country. Each of us received a box of El Diablo Mustards to try out and inspire a recipe that you might enjoy at a backyard BBQ, and I have a delicious recipe for Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans for you today.

The two things that make these beans extra special are the addition of ham and El Diablo Jalapeno Mustard! The mustard gives the beans a little kick without actually chopping up a jalapeno, and the ham chunks take it to another level! It’s an easy BBQ side dish that will have your family and friends asking you for the recipe.

Here’s the Baked Beans recipe in an easy printable format. ENJOY!

Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans With Ham
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: BBQ
Author: Colleen Kennedy
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Serves: 6
  • 1 TBS grapeseed or olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 TBS minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup diced ham steak
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 TBS El Diablo Jalapeno Mustard
  • 1/2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 TBS chili powder
  • 3 – 15oz cans baked beans (drain 1 of the cans of sauce, keep the sauce from the other 2)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. In a heavy pot or dutch oven over medium heat, saute the onions in the oil until soft about 7-8 minutes.
  2. Add in the ham and garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add in the syrup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder and pork and beans (drain the sauce from one of the cans add in the other two cans as is). Bring beans to a slow simmer, lower heat and continue to cook for another 15 minutes stirring occasionally. Taste, season and adjust to your liking. If you want it spicier, add in a few dashes of Cayenne pepper.
  4. You can choose to serve this immediately or cool the beans, cover them and when ready to use them, reheat in a 375 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes.

Have fun checking out all the recipes from my foodie friends!

ENJOY! And happy grilling!

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21 thoughts on “Sweet & Spicy Baked Beans With Ham

  1. Can I just say how much I love the sound of this recipe? Baked beans are a summertime staple in my house and these would be perfect for our next BBQ.

  2. My favorite thing to grill is shrimp, scallops and vegetables (eg: pieces of corn, squash, whole mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower ect…) skewers. It’s a easy dish to do. Be sure to soak your skewers, and follows your timing closely for the shrimp and scallops (they cook very quickly). Use your favorite marinade, eg: lemon-pepper, (marinade in a “Ziploc Bag”, reserving marinade for basting). Best to add cherry tomatoes at the end…they will fall off. Just use your talent and timing, and “Viola!” Quick, easy and light faire for a warm summer day!!

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