Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

Dr. Pepper Baked Beans add the flavor  of America’s favorite retro pop to your barbecue beans at 10, 2 4, or any time of day. Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Dr. Pepper Baked Beans is my recipe of the day. I put this one together after seeing  some interest in the canned versions online. But I do like creative baked beans. Doesn’t everyone?

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Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

I  will warn you  off that I didn’t try the canned version. So I won’t be giving  this recipe the moniker of being a copycat recipe. Usually I will reverse-engineer it, if you will. But having read some bad reviews about the beans being too sweet in the can, I veered left.

It’s not  like Dr. Pepper beans haven’t been around awhile anyway. Southern cooks make any manner  of recipes with Coke (as they call soda or pop)

I am rather adept at making beans. These turned out delicious. Not overly sweet.

I do use the cane sugar version of this soda in my beans. You might squeak by with corn syrup  in it but you should pass on artificial sweeteners. Unless forced. But those versions won’t be as good.

Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

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Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

Dr. Pepper Baked Beans

Sue Lau
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 5
Calories 391 kcal


  • 1 2.5 quart casserole dish


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 5 ounces thick sliced bacon chopped
  • 8 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 12 ounces cane sugar Dr. Pepper soda
  • 32 ounces canned pork and beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana pepper sauce


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Lightly grease a 2-1/2 quart oven-safe casserole dish or spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place onion and garlic in a skillet with the chopped bacon. Cook until fat renders from bacon and onions become soft.
  • Add the tomato sauce and soda to the pan, and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce reduces and is syrupy.
  • Stir in the canned pork and beans, salt, black pepper, mustard, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.
  • Pour bean mixture into the greased casserole and bake uncovered for approximately thirty minutes.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com


Calories: 391kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 14gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 1710mgPotassium: 940mgFiber: 11gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 214IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 4mg
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