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bbq baked beans--my way

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Tracy Joyner
Joplin, MO

I personally LOVE baked beans... many are tastey but just average. I have found that adding fresh onion and green pepper makes just about anything taste better and baked beans are definitely no exception. The beans are "sauced" up w/an "improved" shelf bbq sauce, Add a pound of bacon and you've got something really special. Something that stands out among the multitudes of other b.bean recipes. Use a "hickory" bbq sauce as the base of your recipe. Only thing that makes this any better is covering the outside of the pan w/foil and smoking it outside on the bbq grill.

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This is a great dish to eat with grilled food, BBQ, or sandwiches. I think it would go well with a holiday baked ham too! This dish smelled soooo good while it was cooking that my family lined up at the stove with forks when I pulled it out! They literally ate half of the dish before I put the rest of dinner on the table. I did add the jalapeno (seeded and diced). The cooking process mellowed the jalapenos and gave the dish a perfect kick of spice.

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★★★★★ 2
serves group
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For bbq baked beans--my way

  • 1 lb
  • 1
    sweet onion--diced
  • 1-2
    green pepper--diced
  • 6 can
    pork n beans
  • 3/4 c
    bbq sauce
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
    cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    mustard (dijon is good)

How To Make bbq baked beans--my way

  • 1
    Cut the bacon into bite-sized pieces (I use a pair of scissors) Actually, I just cut them in half.
  • 2
    Chop onion and green pepper .. place in bottom of baking pan. *This is the time to add a fresh jalapeno too if suites your taste. Top with bacon half the bacon. Bake at 500 degrees till bacon is cooked
  • 3
    Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover the top with remaining bacon.
  • 4
    Bake at 325 degrees until beans are bubbly and sauce is syrup-like.. about 2 hours. Let stand to thicken slightly before serving.