Texas-Style Barbecued Beans

Add something spicy to your family's Mexican cuisine night! These saucy beans slow cooked with bacon slices make a great side dish.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

6
slices bacon
4
(15.5-oz.) cans great northern beans, drained, rinsed
4
(15-oz.) cans black beans, drained, rinsed
4
garlic cloves, minced
3/4
cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2
cups ketchup
1/2
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup barbecue sauce
2
tablespoons prepared mustard
2
tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3
teaspoons chili powder
1/2
teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels.
  • 2 In 4 to 5-quart slow cooker, combine all remaining ingredients; mix gently. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over bean mixture.
  • 3 Cover; cook on low setting for 4 to 6 hours.

Expert Tips

Use chopped frozen onion, measured directly from the package, in place of freshly chopped onion. Or, try instant dried or powdered onion; 2 tablespoons of dried minced onion or 1 tablespoon onion powder equals ½ cup of chopped onion.

Rinse canned beans well to remove any starchy liquid and excess salt. Drain the rinsed beans thoroughly.

For more summer barbecue spirit, add 1/2 cup of dark beer to the beans before cooking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
12%;
Iron
26%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.