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BBQ Beans

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Last night we had a little cook out with some friends.  I spent maybe an hour or so Thursday after work cleaning off our deck (Windex Outdoor, people – it’s amazing [our deck is plastic, in case you were wondering]).

Anyway, there was plenty of food!  Burgers, hot dogs, chips and salsa, pretzels, cookies…someone even made sushi!  I made my tortellini antipasto salad.  And, last but not least, BBQ beans.

Oh, BBQ beans.  You’re one of my favorite summer side dishes; a perfect grilling companion.  They can be yours, too…here’s what you need.

Servings: 15-20

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  While you’re waiting for the oven to preheat, get out the bacon.

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Cook it in a skillet on medium heat until it’s good and crispy.

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Next, chop the 1/2 onion into small-ish pieces.

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When the bacon has slightly cooled a bit, crumble it up.

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Now, get out a casserole dish.  I used a 3-quart one, because there are a LOT of beans.  First, I dumped in the butter beans:

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Then, the kidney beans:

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The pinto beans:

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And finally, the baked beans:

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Add in the rest of the ingredients, and mix it all up:

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Then, cover and bake for about 45 minutes.

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Posted by on May 16, 2009.

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Categories: soups, salads, & sides

8 Responses

  1. How did you make beans look so beautiful? Seriously!

    You always have the best lighting in your pictures…are you just lucky to have natural light all the time or do you use something special? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

    by Bridget on May 16, 2009 at 1:32 pm

  2. Haha thanks!

    I use natural light as much as possible, but when it isn’t, I use an external flash on my camera to achieve a more natural look. 🙂

    by Tracy on May 16, 2009 at 11:25 pm

  3. I love nothing more than a big bowl of BBQ beans in the summer. These look delish. YUM!

    by Maggy on Mar 31, 2010 at 8:57 am

  4. Baked beans always reminds me of warm, summer days and Saturday BBQs!

    by Michelle on Mar 31, 2010 at 9:23 am

  5. What pretty pictures of baked beans!! Love this post 🙂

    by Jenny Flake on Mar 31, 2010 at 9:54 am

  6. I’ll have to make this for my father-in-law, who is a big fan of baked beans.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Mar 31, 2010 at 10:34 am

  7. This is such a great idea for a side dish!

    by Jen @ How To: Simplify on Mar 31, 2010 at 11:30 am

  8. I LOVE the combination of beans in this recipe! I’ll definitely be making this for my family!

    by LilSis on Mar 31, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. A Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but […]more →