Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

You might be surprised to learn that baked beans often contain a good bit of sugar--usually from brown sugar, molasses, and/or ketchup. A classic recipe might have 15g total sugars per 1/2-cup serving; ours contains just 5g (only 2g added from a little maple syrup), allowing the smoky flavors of bacon, chipotle, and smoked paprika to pop.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving drippings.

Step 3

Add onion to drippings in pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add miso and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in stock and remaining ingredients; bring to a simmer. Place pan in oven; bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until sauce is thick. Remove pan from oven; sprinkle beans with bacon.

Ratings & Reviews

March 13, 2016
Did you drain the canned beans? It did not say to.

About to make it!

May 01, 2016
Do you drain and rinse the beans?

So Flavorful!

February 23, 2016
I love baked beans, and I love that this recipe has tons of flavor without being too sweet.  It's super easy to make, and my husband gave it rave reviews.

Very tasty

January 11, 2016
These beans were easy to make and had just the right amount of nip.