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Barbecue Beans

Yield Makes 10 servings
Nothing goes better with a burger or pulled pork sandwich than barbecue baked beans. A little sweet and a little spicy, this delicious side dish will win rave reviews at your next backyard cookout.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef (optional)
  • 10 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pork and beans, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

How to Make It

  1. Cook onion and, if desired, ground beef in a Dutch oven, stirring until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain. Stir in bacon and remaining ingredients, and spoon into a lightly greased 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Chill 8 hours, if desired.

  2. Bake bean mixture at 350° for 1 hour, stirring once.