Barbecue Baked Beans

Take baked beans to the next level with this great recipe
Barbecue Baked Beans
Mary Cressler

These barbecue baked beans are comforting, slightly sweet, mildly smoky, rich, meaty, and totally indulgent. Serve these at your next barbecue and they’re sure to be a hit. — Mary Cressler of Vindulge

Ready in
1.5 h
Prep25
Cook1 h
8
Servings
307
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 pieces thick-cut bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Cup beer
  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup molasses
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 3 15-ounce cans beans, drained and rinsed (choose three from among pinto, white, kidney, and black beans)
  • 1 Cup water, as needed

Directions

Pre-heat smoker to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large oven-safe pot, cook the bacon over medium heat about 5 minutes, just to render the fat and crisp up the bacon. Remove the bacon (set aside for later) and discard most of the fat (saving about 2 tablespoons for the next step). Add the onions and garlic and cook until soft (about 5 minutes). Add the beer and cook down for 1 minute. Add the tomato sauce, balsamic, brown sugar, molasses, Dijon, salt, pepper, beans, and the cooked bacon. Mix to combine. Transfer pot onto the smoker, uncovered, and cook for 60 minutes until the beans are thick, rich, and well combined. Stir occasionally. If they start to look a little dried out, add some water or other liquids (like coffee), in small increments (about 1/2 cup at a time).

Recipe courtesy of Mary Cressler on behalf of Vindulge.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Protein
14g
27%
Carbs
51g
17%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
13.2%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
157mg
16%
Fiber
8g
33%
Folate (food)
109µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
109µg
27%
Iron
6mg
31%
Magnesium
117mg
29%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.7%
Phosphorus
184mg
26%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
961mg
27%
Sodium
467mg
19%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.1%
Zinc
2mg
14%