Recipe: BBQ Baked Beans

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Every Thursday on the Good Food Blog we share a recipe from our archives.

Leonard Schwartz, owner of Zeke’s Smokehouse BBQ, first shared this recipe for BBQ Baked Beans on June 28, 2003.

Keep reading for the full recipe…

Baked Beans

1 lb small white (Navy) beans, soaked overnight

1 1/2 quarts water

1 Tablespoon kosher salt

6 slices bacon, diced small

1 small to medium brown onion, diced fine

1 small to medium red bell pepper, diced 1/4 inch in size

1/2 tsp garlic, minced fine

1/4 cup ketchup

1 Tablespoon mustard

1/3 cup molasses

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1 Tablespoon liquid smoke

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Drain beans after soaking overnight. Combine beans and water, bring to a boil and simmer until tender, about 2 hours. Do not add salt until beans are tender.

While beans are cooking, brown the bacon in a saute pan. When brown, add the onion, red bell pepper and garlic. Sweat until soft on medium heat.

In a deep braising pan, combine the cooked vegetables with the beans and their cooking liquid. Add all other ingredients and stir well.

Bake uncovered in oven for about 2 hours or until thickened to desired consistency.

* You can add a dash of apple cider, cider vinegar, sugar, honey, brown sugar and a jalapeno or pasilla pepper if you like.