Barbecue Beans

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.


Makes 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


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


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.

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

July 2002
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