Mile High Baked Beans
Mile High Baked Beans are not your average baked bean recipe! So hearty you could eat it as a meal!
Recipe type: Southwestern
Cuisine: American
  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, diced small
  • 2 tbs garlic, minced
  • 1 pound Smoked Sausage or Kielbasa, sliced thin
  • 1 cup diced green chili (I used the 505 brand)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans butter beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)
  1. In a large heavy stock pot, cook the bacon until browned and crispy. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Leave the bacon grease in pan.
  2. Add the onions and sausage and cook on medium heat until the onions are soft for about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and green chili and cook for another minute.
  3. Add the brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, salt and pepper. Stir well, lower the temperature to low and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Sir in the beans and the reserved bacon to the pot.
  5. Either heat up your oven or grill to 300 degrees. Either transfer the beans to a high sided baking dish or leave in your stock pot (if it's oven proof) and bake for 1 hour stirring occasionally to make sure everything is incorporated and to prevent from drying out.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
If there are leftovers, they can be placed in zip lock bags and frozen for later!
Recipe by Rocky Mountain Cooking at