Texas-Style Barbecued Beans

Add something spicy to your family's Mexican cuisine night! These flavorful barbecued beans make a great side dish.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3
slices bacon
2
cans (15 1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, drained and rinsed
2
cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
3/4
cup ketchup
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup barbecue sauce
1
tablespoon yellow mustard
1
tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/4
teaspoon red pepper sauce
  • 1 Cook bacon in 8-inch skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels.
  • 2 Gently mix remaining ingredients in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Crumble bacon; sprinkle over bean mixture.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 6 hours. Beans will hold on low heat setting up to 2 hours.

Expert Tips

Bacon is a snap to prepare in the microwave. Simply place the bacon slices between two microwavable paper towels on a microwavable plate, and microwave on High 30 to 60 seconds for each slice.

When transporting beans to a potluck, wrap the slow cooker in several layers of towels to keep it warm. Use rubber bands or kitchen string around the handles and lid to keep the lid in place during the trip. When you arrive, plug in the cooker and set it on low to keep the beans warm.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
570mg
570%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
26%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.