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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