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. 


  • 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


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.