Camping Baked Bean Recipe

Camping Baked Bean Recipe

Camping Baked Bean Recipe

Cooking while camping out should not be a huge chore to get a meal on the table each evening.  No one enjoys waiting for the dinner to cook after a long day of recreation.  This recipe is one of those you can throw together in a matter of minutes, warm it through and eat it up.  It doesn’t even require a campfire.  We cook ours all the time in a dutch-oven that is set over our propane gas burner. 

If you are limited in space as you are packing. Try this tip!

Put all the ingredients into a large gallon zip close freezer bags and then freeze flat. Works great if you are headed for the beach or lake.  It packs so easily into the cooler and stays frozen until you are ready to use it. 

We usually have a freezer cooler with nothing but cold and frozen stuff in it. No drinks in this cooler and the rule is no access unless you are cooking. That way the stuff inside stays nice and cold.  I have been able to keep things frozen for about 4 days.  It does require multiple coolers.  Use the smallest cooler you need for your freezer meals it will stay longer in a more compact space.

My camping baked bean recipe is so delicious you may want to make it at home too. I use cans of a variety of beans, hominy, bottled barbeque sauce, a little peach jam or brown sugar depending upon the sweetness you desire.  I add some sauteed’ onions, green peppers and a little garlic. Adding cooked meat such as bacon, sausage, ham will make it a complete meal.  

This one of my most requested recipes for pot luck affairs, pins and always gets good reviews. 

Now taking it camping can be so easy!


Camping Baked Bean Recipe
Serves 8
Easy from cans in your own kitchen and pre frozen in bags to take camping will make your fun so much easier.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
430 calories
41 g
66 g
14 g
35 g
4 g
317 g
951 g
3 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430
Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 66mg
Sodium 951mg
Total Carbohydrates 41g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 3g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 lb sausage, bacon or ham
  2. 1/2 onion, diced
  3. 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  4. 1 garlic clove, diced
  5. 2- 15 oz cans kidney beans, drained
  6. 1- 15 oz can pork and beans, drained
  7. 1- 15 oz can white hominy, drained
  8. 1- 15 oz can black beans, drained
  9. 1- 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  10. 1-bottle store bought barbecue sauce ( any brand that is your favorite will work)
  11. 1- small jar apricot or peach jam or 1/2 cup brown sugar
  12. Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a bottom of a heavy dutch oven cook the meat until done. Add the onion, vegetables and garlic to the drippings and saute' until done. Add drained canned beans, hominy and tomatoes. Add sauces and jam or sugar. Cook until thick and all the flavors blend. Cool and put into gallon sized freezer bag. Double bag and freeze flat. To heat place the contents of the bag into a large kettle or dutch oven and cook until warm.
  1. It can even be boiled in the bag in hot water until done.
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LeAnn teaches cooking classes throughout the Salt Lake City area. Recently featured in Taste of Home Magazine, runner up in the Cache Valley Cheese Signature dish contest and Winner of Better Recipes Best Blogger Potluck Recipe. Created customed recipes for Hi Grade Meats to use in their promotions, She has been a frequent guest on Good Things Utah, featured chef on Studio 5, the CW 30 and at the Salt Lake Tribune Home and Garden Show. She recently auditioned for the Fox 13 show Master Chef. She hopes her passion and love of cooking will inspire you to cook from your pantry and create your own cuisine traditions. Her cookbook "Pantry Friendly Mexican Cooking is available at She is currently working on a 2nd book titled Pantry-Friendly Anti-Aging Cooking and a video series called Cook Away Hunger.

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