RECIPES

Barbecue Baked Beans

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This recipe for baked beans calls for a few secret ingredients that could only come from the barbecue mastermind of Melissa Cookston. The two-time World Barbecue Champion brings it all to the table with this delcious recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 6 15-ounce cans store bought baked beans
  • 1 1/2 cup bacon, pre-cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced celery, diced
  • 1 Large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 cup Memphis BBQ Co. Original World Championship BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Memphis BBQ Co. Ultimate BBQ Rub
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

Preparation

Step 1:

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon trimmings for 3 to 4 minutes, then add the celery, onion, and peppers and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until tender.

Step 2:

  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 additional minute. In a baking dish, combine the beans, bacon and pepper mixture, and remaining ingredients and stir.

Step 3:

  • Cover and bake for 1 hour, then uncover and continue to bake until thick and bubbly, 15 to 20 more minutes.