With BBQ season coming up it is time to think about what is on the menu for Memorial Day. I have to admit I was not very inspired to prepare this post. In anticipating a nice Memorial Day BBQ I had a snowstorm happening outside my house in Denver. As I have come to learn with it being almost my third year in Denver we have gotten snow every year in May and the weather overall is unpredictable.
But enough talk about snow! Here is a BBQ Baked Beans recipe that is really easy to make and doesn’t come already prepared in a can…ok well not all of it anyway :-/. I have made this two different ways. One way I used canned beans and the other I used dried beans. The problem is I have yet to master making cooked beans. When I attempted to make my own beans several hours later…like well over 12 hours of crock potting my beans were still hard. So I don’t feel qualified to post on this quite yet. You however are free to use however, whatever beans you choose. Plus if you are in a pinch the canned beans work really well, its quick and still tastes amazing.You can also cook this in a pot over the stove or in a crock pot.
- Olive oil
- 1 cup yellow or white onion diced
- 6 strips turkey bacon cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 cans beans, drained and rinsed - I used navy, pinto and black
- 1 c ketchup
- 2 tbs worcestershire
- 4 tbs honey
- 2 tbs red wine vinegar
- several drops of liquid smoke
- ½ tsp dry mustard
- ½ tsp paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 cups of water optional
- Put a desired amount of olive oil in a pot on medium to high heat.
- Add the garlic, onions and bacon and cook for about 10 minutes and set aside.
- To make the sauce mix all of the ingredients from ketchup to salt and pepper.
- Put the beans in the pot with the garlic, onions and bacon, and add the sauce.
- Cook for about 10-15 minutes on medium to low heat.
- Option: add 1-2 cups of water depending on desired thickness of the sauce.
- If cooking in a crock pot do steps 1 - 4, add 1-2 cups of water and cook on low heat for a couple of hours.
Adapted from Tried and Tasty
Hope you enjoy your Memorial Day!