These Chipotle Peach Baked Beans are the perfect addition to any summer dinner or barbecue! Canned pinto beans are slowly baked with fresh peaches, brown sugar and spicy chipotles in adobo until tender and caramelized. Served with fresh basil and hunks of crusty bread to mop up the sweet and smoky sauce.
These Chipotle Peach Baked beans are one of my favorite ways to use fresh summer peaches! I feel like this is a great late-summer recipe, when you’re craving something a little cozier but still want to take advantage of the seasonal produce.
For this baked bean recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients;
- Fresh peaches
- Canned pinto beans
- Brown Sugar
- Maple syrup
- Onion & garlic
- Smoked paprika
- Chipotle peppers in adobo
- Low-sodium chicken stock (or water for vegan/vegetarian)
- Apple cider vinegar
How to Make Chipotle Peach Baked Beans
This recipe is super easy to make. The beans do take a while to caramelize in the oven but there’s really only about 5-10 minutes of prep.
First, you’ll want to choose a heavy oven-safe pot that has a lid. I like to use a dutch oven. Start by sautéing onion and garlic in a little olive oil, then add in the rest of your ingredients. Bring everything up to a boil and cover the pot. Bake the beans for about 30 minutes then give them a good stir and return the pot to the oven uncovered.
In another 20 minutes or so, the top should be deeply caramelized and the beans should be very tender. Most of the liquid should have cooked down into a thick sauce. Before serving, stir in the apple cider vinegar. A splash of acid right at the end does wonders in bringing out the flavors of the dish. Use fresh basil to garnish and hunks of crusty sourdough are perfect for sopping up all that sweet and smoky goodness.
Chipotle Peach Baked Beans are delicious enough to stand on their own but they also make for the perfect side dish! Other serving suggestions:
- Grilled corn on the cob
- Cooked rice
- Roasted or baked potatoes
- Grilled zucchini or summer squash
Tips and substitutions
- Like classic baked beans, this Chipotle Peach Baked Bean recipe is quite sweet. If you prefer your beans to be less sweet, I recommend cutting down the brown sugar to 2 tbsp. Likewise, if you want spicier beans, add another chipotle pepper in adobo.
- Sometimes these baked beans taste even better the next day. They will keep in the fridge for about 4-5 days when sealed in an airtight container. The flavors tend to intensify with time, so maybe cut back slightly on the sugar if you plan on having leftovers.
- To make this recipe vegan, simply replace the chicken stock with water.