I am was sitting at my computer and started to work on this post about BBQ Baked Beans when I could not stand it any longer. After editing pictures of the beans that I made last night, I had to go and get a bowl for lunch. At 10 a.m.
I made this dish in honor of National Barbecue Month which takes place in May every year. I started with a recipe that my mom acquired years ago when she lived in Germany for Calico Baked Beans and made a few alterations.
I started by cooking bacon in large non-stick skillet. Bacon – because it is awesome, non-stick skillet – because scrubbing a skillet is not fun.
Next, I browned a pound of ground beef along with 1/2 cup of chopped onion. Once the beef was cooked, I added the bacon back to the pan and added 3 cans of beans (Pinto, Kidney, and Butter Bean – though you can probably use just about any kind of canned bean that you like), a jar of Stubb’s Sticky Sweet Legendary Bar-B-Q Sauce, and a little bit of water. I covered the dish and baked it for 50 minutes and voilà!
Stubb’s authentic sauces, rubs and marinades get their bold flavors from real ingredients, with no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, and they also contain no high fructose corn syrup, the number 1 ingredient in most national BBQ sauce brands.
I used Stubb’s Sticky Sweet sauce because I like things on the sweet side. You could use any of their other sauces, say – like Sweet Heat if you perfer things to be a little spicy. Stubb’s other flavors include Honey Pecan, Smokey Mesquite, Hickory Bourbon, Spicy, and Original.
This recipe makes a large amount and is perfect as a side dish to enjoy National BBQ Month, as well as the other 11 months of the year! Plus, not only is it great as a side dish, but because of the amount of meat in it, it can be served as a main dish. Like for lunch at 10 a.m.
You know, I just thought the beans were good last night. But after having them for lunch today, I think they are even better the next day.
What do you like to serve with barbecue?
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