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), barbecue sauce, and a little bit of water. I covered the dish and baked it for 50 minutes and voilà!
BBQ Baked Beans
These BBQ Baked Beans are a family favorite. They can be eaten as a main course or as a tasty side.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 16- ounce package bacon
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 16 ounce can Dark Red Kidney Beans drained and rinsed
- 1 16 ounce can Pinto Beans drained and rinsed
- 1 15.5 ounce can Butter Beans drained and rinsed
- 2 cups Bar-B-Q Sauce
- 1/2 - 1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until done. Cut or tear cooked bacon into 1-inch pieces and set aside. Drain fat from skillet.
Add ground beef and onion to skillet and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Drain fat.
Return cooked bacon and add remaining ingredients to skillet and stir to combine.
Remove from heat and spoon into casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes.
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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