Beans, Bacon and Chipotle – What’s not to love?

A sweet and spicy side dish with white beans, bacon, chipotle, and a few more secret ingredients. @MJsKitchen


If you like baked beans, then you’re going to love these Beans, Bacon, and Chipotle!  They are somewhat similar in flavor to baked bean, but not near as sweet and with a smoky, spicy kick in every bite.  And if you already have some cooked navy beans or any white beans, this recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make.

Today I’m sharing these beans with my friend, Judy, over at Savoring Today, a tasty blog filled with healthy and delicious food.  I love browsing through Judy’s recipes and drooling over her pictures and ingredients. Like Judy, I love making healthy food that tastes good and, even though this recipe has a little bit of bacon which is good for the soul, and a secret ingredient that feeds the spirit, it’s packed with all of the healthy nutrients found in a great pot of beans.  So please head on over the Savoring Today and check out my recipe for Beans, Bacon, and Chipotle.

A sweet and spicy side dish with white beans, bacon, chipotle, and a few more secret ingredients. @MJsKitchen


Still here?  What are you waiting for?  Judy is waiting to dish you up a serving of these mouthwatering sweet and spicy beans.


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26 Responses to “Beans, Bacon and Chipotle – What’s not to love?”

  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook May 18, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    Beans, bacon and chipotle! That sounds like hip hip hooray?! This sounds comforting and I love the combination, MJ!

  2. The Wimpy Vegetarian May 13, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    Baked beans is one of my husband’s all-time favorite dishes, and since I’m trying hard to cut back on sugar, I’ve got to check this out!! Thanks for this post, MJ!

    • mj May 13, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

      Thanks Susan! Hope you do check it out!

  3. Charles Smith May 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    Another vote for baked beans here. Although I think “English” baked beans are a bit different to what they are in the US I think at their heart they’re similar and bacon goes perfectly with it and chipotle too for a lovely rich smokey heat. Looks so lovely MJ!

  4. Bill May 10, 2014 at 6:48 am #

    I agree, MJ. What’s not to love! Baked beans are always good in my book, but I like your less sweet and bacony version. Chipotle is such a great addition. I always drool over your spicy dishes, MJ! Thanks for another great post!

  5. Terra May 8, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    Hubby is not big fan of baked beans, I think because most recipes are too sweet. Love this recipe, with minimal sweetness, and delicious smokiness! Yum, Hugs, Terra

  6. swathi May 5, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

    Awesome baked beans, stopping at judy’s blogs to get entire recipe.

  7. Minnie@thelady8home May 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    Going right over….

  8. Ramona May 4, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    You’re exactly right… what’s not to love. This look extremely yummy… I could eat that entire little crock and rub my belly like Winnie the Pooh. :)

  9. Carol at Wild Goose Tea May 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Oops I really double posted. My arm rested on my key board and suddenly all was blank, but apparently not. I am typing this and chuckling at myself.

  10. Carol at Wild Goose Tea May 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    It looks like I am one of the people who have a foot in both camps. I like sweet baked beans. But I am becoming more and more a rah rah fan of chipotle, so this is an appealing recipe to me. In addition I am deliberately looking for ways to include liquor in my cooking other than wine—not excluding wine, merely desiring to be more inclusive. A bit of a middle age fling—-Lol. My inclination is to nod my head to the the opening line—What’s not to love?

  11. Viviane Bauquet Farre May 3, 2014 at 12:29 pm #

    Oh my, MJ! Seeing both bourbon AND maple syrup in this recipe made me smile. It sounds delicious!

  12. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles May 3, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Yum!! Heading over to Savoring Today to check it out…

  13. Debra May 3, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    Gotta check this out….white beans and chipotles? Interesting…..

  14. Choc Chip Uru May 2, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    Everything is here to love, I love beans more than any other ingredient :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Hotly Spiced May 1, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

    This looks like wonderful comfort food. I’m heading over to visit Judy xx

  16. Liz May 1, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    I need to make these for Bill for Father’s Day. He’d be in heaven. Off to check out the recipe!

  17. Zsuzsa May 1, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    Ah baked beans and the Prince Rupert parties of the sixties! I am in!

  18. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    It’s getting cooler down here and a bowl of this would be mighty tempting. Definitely a heart warmer. :)

  19. Angie (@angiesrecipess) April 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    Exactly! What’s not to love this delicious and comforting bean dish. Love the addition of chipotle.

  20. John@Kitchen Riffs April 30, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    I love baked beans! And with chipotle? Swoon! On my way to read all about them . . .

  21. Evelyne@cheapethniceatz April 30, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Off to see the recipe, this sounds just wonderful and so many great flavors.

  22. Giulietta | Alterkitchen April 30, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    I have a proper answer: I love everything :)

  23. Sissi April 30, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    Dear MJ, thanks to you I might become friends with baked beans again. I baked beans only once in my life and really hated the sweetness of the result – I had to add tons of hot seasoning to make it tasty! – so I’m sure your not so sweet version will be exactly what needs a fan of sweet and hot flavours’ combination. Anyway, it looks too fabulous to be anything other than delicious.

    • mj May 1, 2014 at 8:48 am #

      Thanks so much Sissi!! To be honest, I’ve never cooked a pot of baked beans because I wasn’t fan – way too sweet. Bobby and I both loved this dish because it was just a “little bit” sweet, and the bourbon – wow – it really added a great flavor to the beans!

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