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Baked Beans Barbecue Style

Our favourite side with Pulled Pork Sandwiches is baked beans.  Buy a bag of dry beans the next time you are at the market and put them on to soak.  The reward will be worth the effort put into planning.
Once the beans are ready to cook, the dish is put together in no time and your side dish is ready to put in the oven for a slow simmer and serve the next day.

  • 500 grams / 1 pound dried small white beans
  • 1 pound (approximately) good quality bacon,  diced
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely minced
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 4 cups water (reserved from beans)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Rinse and sort beans, discarding discolored or shriveled beans.   Cover beans with a few inches of water in a medium sized pot with a lid.  Bring to a boil and boil 2 minutes and then remove from heat and let stand 2  hours.  If necessary, add more boiling water to pot to keep the beans covered. Drain and reserve the water to use in the recipe.
  2. Fry the bacon in a heavy dutch oven, drain excess drippings. Add onion and saute until the onions have softened.  Add remaining sauce ingredients to the pot.
  3. Add the beans and 4 cups of the water that the beans cooked in.  Add additional water if needed to cover the beans. 
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. The next day, preheat the oven to 250 F.  Bake the beans for 8 hours.  Check and stir beans every few hours.  Add additional water if needed to keep the beans just covered with liquid. (I have not ever done the recipe in a crock pot but I think you could.  I would recommend that you check to see what temperature the settings are on your crockpot and judge whether you should cook the beans on low or high, based on that information. 


  1. These beans look so good I have to make them! I have to admit I have never made baked beans from scratch, but this looks easy enough.

  2. This recipe needs to be on my To Do List. I've never made baked beans from scratch, either, and my mom used to make the most delicious baked beans, usually on Saturday!

  3. I have a great maple bean recipe, but bb-q beans sounds great! will have to try, thanks for posting!!

  4. Your baked beans sound wonderful. I haven't made this in such a long time and it's always so delicious. As a side to pulled pork, this would be perfect.

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