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Sausage Baked Beans

These Sausage Baked Beans can be a whole meal or a side dish! Juicy, tender sausage mixed with BBQ baked beans and cooked until thick and delicious!

This post was sponsored by Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill. All opinions are my own.

Grown-Up Beanie Weenie

My family absolutely loves beanie weenie. It is an old school dish that brings back a lot of fond memories for us. It was a dish is that it was super affordable and filling. It was easy on the wallet and easy to make. So, I thought, why not take that Beanie Weenie up a notch? In this Sausage Baked Beans recipe, I add some cooked and sliced Johnsonville Beer Brats and add a little extra flavoring (while still keeping things easy!) 

baked beans in a white baking dish with a wooden spoon inserted.

Now, let me show you how we’re going to make these delicious brats and beans! Feel free to use any flavor of Johnsonville sausage you love! Also, you do not need a Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Griller (paid affiliate link) to make this recipe. You can cook the sausages on the stovetop according to package directions or you can purchase sausages that are already cooked and ready to go.

overhead photo of sausage baked beans in a white baking dish with a wooden spoon inserted into the beans.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • Johnsonville sausages
  • baked beans
  • onion
  • chili sauce
  • mustard
  • liquid smoke (optional)
  • light brown sugar
baked beans, diced onions, chili sauce, mustard, brats.

HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGE BAKED BEANS:

If using a sausage grill, plug in your Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill and place Johnsonville sausages directly on the plates. No need to spray with any nonstick spray as the plates are already nonstick. Note: If you aren’t making the whole pack of sausages, make sure one of the sausages is in the middle position. The internal temperature gauge is in the center position. It will make sure your Johnsonville sausages are cooked perfectly! Close lid and press down until you hear the ‘click’ sound of the lid locking into place. Click on the power button and the grill will do the rest!

uncooked beer brats on Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill.

If you aren’t using the sausage griller, cook the brats according to package directions. While the sausages are cooking, preheat oven to 350F degrees, then spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in both cans of baked beans.

canned baked beans in a 9x13 baking dish.

Stir in diced onions, chili sauce, mustard and liquid smoke. Note: if you like the onions more soft, you can sauté them in some oil or butter first before adding to the beans.

diced onions, chili sauce, mustard and liquid smoke added to baked beans in a white casserole dish.

Finally, stir in brown sugar.

brown sugar added to baked beans.

The sausages only take about 10 minutes to cook. Once the timer beeps, carefully remove the sausages from the grill and place on a cutting board.

cooked Johnsonville bratwurst on Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill.

Cut sausages into 1-inch slices.

cooked, sliced beer brats.

Add sliced sausage into bean mixture and gently stir.

sliced, cooked sausage added to baked beans.

Bake uncovered at 350F degrees for about an hour. Sauce should be dark in color and thickened.

Easy Sausage Baked Beans scooped with wooden spoon.

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Sausage Baked Beans

These Sausage Baked Beans can be a whole meal or a side dish! Juicy, tender sausage mixed with BBQ baked beans and cooked until thick and delicious!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 19 ounce package Johnsonville Brats (any sausage will work here)
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans baked beans
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 12 ounce bottle chili sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

Instructions

  • Plug in your Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grill and place Johnsonville sausages directly on the plates. Close the lid, lock it, then turn on the power button.
  • While the sausages are cooking, preheat oven to 350F degrees and spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour in both cans of baked beans.
  • Stir in diced onions, chili sauce, mustard and liquid smoke. Note: if you prefer your onions super soft, you will want to sauté them in some oil or butter first.
  • Finally, stir in brown sugar.
  • The sausages only take about 10 minutes to cook. Once the timer beeps, carefully remove the cooked sausages from the grill and place on a cutting board.
  • Cut sausages into 1-inch slices.
  • Add sliced sausage into bean mixture and gently stir.
  • Bake uncovered at 350F degrees for about an hour. Sauce should be dark in color and thickened.

Notes

  • You do not need a Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Griller (paid affiliate link) to make this. You can cook the sausage on the stovetop according to package directions. You can also purchase pre-cooked sausage and proceed with the recipe as written. 
  • You can substitute the sausage with hot dogs. 
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 824mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 27g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    OK, Brandie, you got me! I ordered one of the Johnsonville Sizzling Sausage Grills. I have been looking at these for some time and this recipe finally pushed me to get one! Our 55th Wedding Anniversary is coming up June 12th and my hubby has been asking me what I wanted. I told him that I just had to have one of these grills, so that’s what I did. LOL! Now the only problem is that I have to wait for it to get here so I can make this delicious looking dish. We love Beenie Weenies and we love bratwurst, so this will be a good change for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Cluadine, I promise you will have so much fun with it! Sometimes I just cook up a couple for lunch. I absolutely LOVE bratwurst and Italian sausage. So I really do use this at least once a week. Also, happy anniversary! Wow! So amazing!!

  2. 5 stars
    This looks yummy, but what do you suggest I can use in place of the chili sauce? I am actually allergic to pepper and basil. If I eat anything with these items, I have to be very careful about how much I eat and to have something that will take the heat away (even black pepper). Mustard can be tricky–usually I stick with honey mustard, etc.

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Carleen! Hmmmm. There shouldn’t be basil in the chili sauce. It’s really just like a cocktail sauce but I’m not sure about the pepper part. You could just substitute ketchup. Chili sauce is not as sweet as ketchup. 🙂