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Root Beer Baked Beans

These are great to make ahead of time and are really a meal in themselves. I typically serve them with a big green salad and a side of sautéed corn for a hearty meal.

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Root Beer Baked Beans

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time38 mins
Total Time48 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 3 bacon slices cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups finely chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 15-ounce cans cannellini or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup gluten-free artisanal root beer
  • 3 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce or more to taste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Thinly sliced green onions for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Cook the sliced bacon in a large, deep, oven-safe skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the bacon to a paper towel. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings from pan.
  • Add the onions to the pan. Sauté until browned, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the beans, root beer, vinegar, sugar, tomato paste, mustard, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the bacon and bring to a boil.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven. Bake, uncovered, until the liquid thickens, about 30 minutes. Serve topped with green onions for garnish.


Nutrition Facts
Root Beer Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 891mg37%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 465IU9%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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