Spicy Bacon & Baked Bean Casserole

Family dish, quick, easy, delicious, bacon, baked beans, child friendly

It’s funny how you can forget about recipes over the years and this is one of those which my mum always used to make which I had completely forgotten about until recently – I think it started off life as a bacon recipe card. I have made a few tweaks to this Mexican style dish, including adding baked beans instead of mixed beans which gives it greater “kid appeal” and also makes for a better sauce. The chillies in the dish give a gentle warmth that won’t put children off but if you wanted to pep things up then you could always add some of the chilli seeds!

Since re-discovering this dish we have had it almost every week as it is so quick and easy and relies on store-cupboard ingredients, bacon and a green pepper which most of us have in our fridges! I also keep a stock of fresh chillies in my freezer as they are so easy to use from frozen and can often be found reduced in the vegetable aisle!

Having a dish that the whole family likes is a real bonus as my family seem to have quite different tastes! This is my new fall back dish for when I haven’t had time to plan the evening meal and I need dinner in a hurry. I do hope you try my Spicy Bacon and Baked Bean Casserole as I’m sure you’ll be making it again and again like me!


Spicy Bacon & Baked Bean Casserole
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A super tasty, family friendly, mid-week meal!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 1 Large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Green pepper, diced
  • 3 Mixed chilli peppers, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 210g Unsmoked back bacon, chopped
  • 400g Tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400g Tin baked beans
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 75g Mature Cheddar, grated
  1. Large onion, finely chopped
  2. Green pepper, diced
  3. Mixed chilli peppers, de-seeded and finely chopped
  4. tbsp Rapeseed oil
  5. g Unsmoked back bacon, chopped
  6. g Tin chopped tomatoes
  7. g Tin baked beans
  8. Freshly ground pepper
  9. g Mature Cheddar, grated

This recipe for Spicy Bacon & Bake Bean Casserole was previously published on Great British Chefs!

Spicy Bacon & Baked Bean Casserole

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  1. Paul Wilson

    Looks great.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Paul:-)

  2. Ursula Hunt

    The spicy bacon adds a nice flavour to this dish

    1. Camilla

      Must make this again soon:-)

  3. Ursula Hunt

    Very tasty

  4. tiggerific1973

    Another fantastic recipe. My family love I have found this blog! :)

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you so much:-)

  5. Heather Haigh

    A great standby dish, and lovely flavour combinations.

  6. kayleigh white

    Now this looks so delicious – yet simple!

  7. Maya Russell

    Looks really healthy – with all those vegetables. Great.

  8. Paul Wilson

    Looks delicious.

  9. Anne Dalzell

    Another really well photographed, appealing recipe. Never lose your enthusiasm for this. x

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you Anne, what a lovely thing to say:-) I’ve been enthusiastic about cooking, food & nutrition ever since school so don’t see it going away any time soon:-)

  10. Tracy Nixon

    This looks delicious!

  11. Abigail Cullen

    Love bacon and baked beans, what a great idea to add together as a recipe for a casserole.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they do work really well together;-)

  12. Ursula Hunt

    Very Hearty and filling meal

  13. Florence Cross

    What a simple & delicious looking recipe. Well worth trying out.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  14. William Gould

    Yum! I love beans and l this looks great for a quick and easy midweek meal!

  15. Maddy

    (Don’t know if my comment went through.)
    Was thinking of making it without bacon for veggie daughter. Has anyone tried it?

    1. Camilla

      I think it would be best with veggie bacon as otherwise would be lacking in flavour but I’ve not tried so maybe it would be OK?

  16. Maddy

    Could do this without the bacon for veggie daughter

  17. Jayne T

    Fantastic recipe, perfect for a quick meal.

  18. webkin

    This looks lush. Have you ever tried Baked Bean pie….it’s something I love too. Baked beans with mushroom, onion, sausage in with mashed potato and a layer of cheese on top. My old auntie in the Forest of Dean used to make it and now we all seem to make it. I like it with a piece of naan bread to mop up the bean juice hehe.

    This looks great. A nice quick bake. Going to give this a try as I think my fiance and I would love it.

    1. Camilla

      I’ve not tried that but did make a raised sausage meat and baked bean pie at college once!

  19. Laineyflo

    Great idea for a cheap family meal, I will have to try this one!

  20. Sus Chalmers

    I love quick and easy comfort food so this is one to add to my to-try list for this winter – thanks

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, that’ll be next week then LOL:-)

  21. Fiver Feeds

    It looks delicious and very easy to make too :)

    1. Camilla

      It really is easy and delicious:-)

  22. Geoff Clark

    Looks like a tasty spicy dish and fairly easy to do

  23. Ursula Hunt

    very tasty, loved by the family

    1. Camilla

      Excellent, glad you all enjoyed it:-)

  24. Kavey

    Bacon makes everything better, right?

    1. Camilla

      It really does Kavey:-)

  25. Jo @ Jo's Kitchen

    This looks lovely. I must make it for my boys :-)

  26. Ursula Hunt

    great colourful and nutritious dish

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, we love it:-)

  27. Kate @ Veggie Desserts

    This sounds like a great store-cupboard meal. And brilliant that you found something quick that the whole family loves!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes it’s such a bonus when everyone likes a dish:-)

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