What to Eat With Baked Beans?

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Quick Answer: What to Eat With baked beans?

The most complementing dishes that go well with baked beans are— scrambled eggs, hot dogs, fresh salad, BBQ sandwich, BBQ ribs, pulled pork sandwich, sausages, cornbread, grilled cheese sandwich, loaded baked potatoes, deviled egg, baked ham, hamburgers, potato salad, macaroni salad, mac and cheese, nachos, soup, grilled meat, and toast.

Check out these 20 lip-smacking dishes to go with your baked beans and rock your next cookout party. With this diverse collection of options for side dishes, you can choose the fate of your next event!

I have a theory that a side dish can either make your main dish get its deserved glory or fling it into oblivion within seconds.

Therefore, I have enumerated in this list all personally experienced side dishes that will make your baked beans meal unforgettable.

So let’s dive right into it.

What to Eat With Baked Beans – Quick Comparison

RecipeTotal Calories (per 100g)Total preparation Time
1. Scrambled Eggs
148290
2. Hot Dogs
29020 minutes
3. Fresh Salads
1710 minutes
4. BBQ Sandwich
21125 minutes
5. BBQ Ribs
269135 minutes
6. Pulled Pork Sandwich23970 minutes
7. Sausages
34620 minutes
8. Cornbread
33035 minutes
9. Grilled Cheese Sandwich
35020 minutes
10. Loaded Baked Potatoes
45380 minutes
11. Deviled Eggs
19835 minutes
12. Baked Ham
242 150 minutes
13. Hamburgers
29535 minutes
14. Potato Salad
14330 minutes
15. Macaroni Salad
20235 minutes
16. Mac and Cheese
164 15 minutes
17. Nachos
343 25 minutes
18. Soup
3230 minutes
19. Grilled Meat
26830 minutes
20. Toast3135 minutes

1. Scrambled Eggs

Total calories (per 100g): 148
Total preparation time:
10 minutes

All decent breakfasts have one thing in common—Eggs!

The sweet, tomato-ey, earthy, and gently bland taste of baked beans is enhanced by the mild savory taste of the scrambled eggs.

Pair up your baked beans with scrambled eggs for having a filling breakfast.

Here is a quick and easy recipe by AmyLearnsToCook

2. Hot Dogs

Total calories (per 100g): 290
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

Loved by all, adults and kids alike, hot dogs are the one item you cannot go wrong with.

The sweet, garlicky, meaty, and light flavored delight complement the tomato-ey, earthy taste of the baked beans.

This combination will definitely leave you in delicious bliss.

Quick tip: Don’t forget to add ketchup, mustard, and caramelized onions to your hot dogs.

Check out this tasty and easy recipe by Jamie Oliver

3. Fresh Salads

Total calories (per 100g): 17
Total preparation time:
10 minutes

Apart from being an excellent complement to meat-based dishes, baked beans pair up great with light vegetarian dishes as well.

The simple earthy food like baked beans when served with a simple side dish of fresh salad will give you an all-around healthy meal.

Quick tip: Choose a simple salad of greens, tomatoes, and cucumber with a light dressing.

Here is a yum recipe by Twist with a Tale

4. BBQ Sandwich

Total calories (per 100g): 211
Total preparation time:
25 minutes

BBQ sandwich and baked beans— this combination will satisfy your hunger as well as your cravings.

The bland earthy taste of the baked beans gets a flavourful complement with the salty, sweet, tangy, and spicy BBQ sandwich.

Alter the fillings of the sandwich as per your choice and serve it either at lunch or dinner or at your next cookout and impress your guests!

Here is a quick and easy recipe by Sam the Cooking Guy

5. BBQ Ribs

Total calories (per 100g): 269
Total preparation time:
135 minutes

Impress your guests by serving them BBQ ribs with a side of baked beans and see them gush with satisfaction.

Ribs have extra fat content which makes them good at absorbing the spices and the smoke.

BBQ ribs, therefore, become an ultimate flavourful feast and go well with the earthy and tomato-ey baked beans.

Check out this tasty and easy recipe by Tasty

6. Pulled Pork Sandwich

Total calories (per 100g): 239
Total preparation time:
70 minutes

Want a tummy satisfying lunch? Serve a pulled pork sandwich with baked beans!

The smoky, savory flavor of pulled pork sandwich, especially the melt-in-mouth feel of the pulled pork fit in great with the gentle and subtle taste of the baked beans.

Pulled pork is very versatile hence several experiments can be done while making a sandwich with it. Like adding horseradish, classic coleslaw, BBQ sauce, etc.

Here is a quick and easy recipe by Bruno Albouze

7. Sausages

Total calories (per 100g): 346
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

Talking of meat-based side dishes, how can we forget sausages?

The spicy and salty taste of simple fried sausages tangos with the bland, subtle flavor of the baked beans.

If you are looking for a filling and light meal combination, sausages and baked beans are the way to go!

Check out this quick and easy recipe by For Us Foodies

8. Cornbread

Total calories (per 100g): 330
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

A ‘native’ American dish— cornbread—paired with baked beans make the ultimate combination.

The light, crumbly bread of grainy texture and flavor that can be made to have a sweet or savory taste complements the earthy and gentle baked beans.

Quick tip: You can have the cornbread to be as it is or add butter and honey for an extravagant flavor.

Check out this quick and yum recipe by Preppy Kitchen

9. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Total calories (per 100g): 350
Total preparation time:
20 minutes

The OG main dish of all successful lunches which can never fail—grilled cheese sandwiches!

The smooth creaminess of the cheese and the crispiness of the bread go well with the subtle and gentle delicacy like baked beans.

Pair your baked beans with a grilled cheese sandwich and you’d be sorted for a classic lunch.

Watch this yum and easy recipe by Gordon Ramsay

10. Loaded Baked Potatoes

Total calories (per 100g): 453
Total preparation time:
80 minutes

Who doesn’t like potatoes?

A staple for most of the meals, potato when filled with cheddar and bacon and baked becomes a perfect partner to baked beans.

Alter the fillings as per your choice and serve this perfect combination at your next gathering!

Check out different ways of preparing loaded potatoes by Tasty

11. Deviled Eggs

Total calories (per 100g): 198
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

Ironical to say, but deviled eggs are god-sent side dishes.

The creamy taste of egg yolks mixed with mayonnaise and mustard and the mild savory flavor of the egg white give a flavourful contrast to the subtle baked beans.

DIY recipe:

12. Baked Ham

Total calories (per 100g): 242
Total preparation time:
150 minutes

As mentioned before, meat pairs up well with baked beans.

Baked ham is sweet, meaty, and juicy and embraces the flavor and texture of baked beans.

DIY recipe

13. Hamburgers

Total calories (per 100g): 295
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

Sweet, sour, salty, and crunchy— Hamburgers are the perfect mate for baked beans.

The multiplicity of flavors in hamburgers contrasts the bland, earthy flavor of the baked beans.

DIY recipe

14. Potato Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 143
Total preparation time:
30 minutes

You’ll never have a flop show with potato dishes.

Pair your smoky and meaty baked beans with a potato salad that has crunchy veggies, a sauce of your choice, and maybe even a boiled egg, and have a delightful meal.

DIY recipe

15. Macaroni Salad

Total calories (per 100g): 202
Total preparation time:
35 minutes

A great side to all picnic-style dishes—macaroni salad will pair perfectly with baked beans.

Macaroni salad is flavourful, rich, and creamy which makes it suit the gentle flavors of baked beans.

DIY recipe

16. Mac and Cheese

Total calories (per 100g): 164
Total preparation time:
15 minutes

Combine your comfort foods!

Serve baked beans with a side of creamy and cheesy mac and cheese and voila! you have presented a lip-smacking delight on your table.

DIY recipe

17. Nachos

Total calories (per 100g): 343
Total preparation time:
25 minutes

No person with an interest in food can deny the beauty of nachos.

Serve nacho on the side of baked beans and let the crunchy, flavor-packed delight tango with the smoky gentle taste of the beans.

DIY recipe

18. Soup

Total calories (per 100g): 32
Total preparation time:
30 minutes

If you are in the mood for something simple— soup and baked beans are bound to leave you satisfied.

You can pair your baked beans with the iconic tomato soup or any light flavored soup of your choice.

DIY recipe-

19. Grilled Meat

Total calories (per 100g): 268
Total preparation time:
30 minutes

You must have noticed that you can pair baked beans with any kind of meat.

Grilled beef steak, grilled pork or lamb chops, or even steakburgers will light up your next cookout.

DIY recipe

20. Toast

Total calories (per 100g): 313
Total preparation time:
5 minutes

The crunchy, caramelized toast blended with the subtle flavors of baked beans will leave your tummy filled and happy.

Have this combination at breakfast or lunch, or add any meat to this and have a weekend brunch.

DIY recipe

Sauces to go With Baked Beans

Baked beans are generally cooked in tomato sauce but you can get adventurous and experiment with BBQ sauce as well.

Sweet chili sauce, pasta sauce, and Worcestershire sauce are also great additions that will enhance the flavor scheme of the baked beans.

Drinks to Pair Up with Baked Beans
Baked beans, when served with toast and eggs can be paired up with champagne.

The bubbly flavors of it will waltz with the crunchy toasted bread while its acidity will cut through fats and go well with the mild savory taste of eggs.

Baked beans, when served with meat will demand a wine companion.

Bold meaty dishes will go well with red wine and light meat will pair up perfectly with white wine. Merlot and Shiraz will be some great choices.

Non-alcoholic beverages like Mint lime iced tea or fruity punches will be great at cookouts.

FAQs-

What to serve with Boston baked beans?

Dishes that go well with Boston baked beans are—sweet and spicy ribs, Carolina BBQ chicken, baked BBQ chicken thighs, pulled pork sandwiches, and rotisserie-style chicken.

What vegetables go well with baked beans?

Vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and carrots go well with baked beans. For more flavor variety, baked beans can have the addition of diced peppers, sliced leeks, and diced squash.

To Sum Up

We hope this wholesome guide helped you in picking the perfect partner for your baked beans.

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About Marie Thomas

Marie is a food enthusiast who has always wanted to have her own food blog. She loves cooking and experimenting with new recipes, and she can't wait to share them with the world when she finally launches her blog! When Marie isn't in the kitchen cooking up something delicious or writing about her adventures at home or on vacation, you might find Marie taking care of her family and enjoying time with friends.

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