Recipe Challenge Day 1- BBQ Baked Beans

The Recipe Challenge has started again!  Every year, for the month of February I post new recipes I am trying out, whether they came out good or not, the kids like them or hated them it will be posted!

This is a rather easy recipe and perfect for the Superbowl! My kids love baked beans, and so does my husband. He always puts ketchup on it, no matter what I do, it drives me a little insane but this one he didn’t drop anything on it. While the homemade Honey BBQ sauce was great, it needs spice I think, next time I make it the ingredients will be adjusted. Found the sauce recipe in a Taste of Home cookbook, it’s in no way shape or form mine. It was listed to be served with chicken or pork but I threw it over beans, worked just fine. 

Ingredients For Honey BBQ Sauce

8 ounces of tomato sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon molasses ( I didn’t have any so I just added more Brown sugar)
1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon pepper

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. It will keep in the fridge until you want to use it. ** I double this recipe to make just over 2 and a half cups, original makes just over 1 cup)

Baked Beans

4 cups dried pinto beans soaked over night and sorted.
1/2 pound pork chopped up in cubes
1 onion chopped
2 gloves garlic minced

After beans have socked and been sorted place in a large pot or slow cooker. Toss in onion and stir, mix in the BBQ sauce and cook on medium heat for about 4 hours or until beans are tender. Halfway through cooking I had to add more BBQ sauce, but it came out good!


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