Cooking baked beans when you are at home is very easy to do because you just have to pop them in the oven and turn it on. When you are camping it is more of a challenge because you have so many variables to consider. The best tool of the trade for delicious campfire baked beans is to cook them over the coals in a cast iron Dutch Oven.
It won’t take much longer to make them at the campground than it does at home due to the higher temperature of the fire you’re cooking with vs. the oven or stove at home. You’ll be mixing up a combination of some delicious thick bacon, sausage, onion, garlic, canned beans, ketchup, bbq sauce, brown sugar, and even some hot sauce if you like it spicy. Once you brown the meats and added the seasonings you’ll begin the process of slow cooking them in the Dutch Oven.
Make sure to leave the lid on the Dutch Oven and set it to the cooler perimeter of your campfire. Keep your eye on it and it can simmer there for an hour or longer, depending on how soft you want you baked beans to be.
The whole family will love these beans, you can find the recipe and instructions at Dutch Oven Campfire Beans. They’re even good eaten cold the next day. There’s just never a bad time to eat them so make plenty because they will go fast.