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Barbecue Beans Recipes

Find the best recipes for barbecue beans and make a great side dish for any cookout. These recipes come in a wide range of styles and cooking methods.

Top 10 Barbecue Beans Recipes
Beans of one variety or other are traditional barbecue side dish dating back centuries. These 10 recipes represent the best I know and suit every need.

Santa Maria Pinquito Beans
Pinquito Beans are native to the Santa Maria Valley in Southern California. They are a cross between a small pink and a small white bean. The are available for purchase online or you can substitute pinto beans. These beans are the traditional side dish of Santa Maria Barbecue.

Hot and Spicy Barbecue Beans
This is what it says it is, "hot and spicy." You can tone it down a bit by reducing the spicy ingredients. This barbeque bean dish is a great side for beef brisket or pork ribs.

Easy Barbecue Beans
This barbecue bean recipe is very simple and delicious. It is simmered for a long while in a slow cooker. You can add more or less hot sauce depending on how spicy you like it.

Judy Mills's From-Scratch Baked Beans
Judy wrote out the recipe for me, and I've altered it, using dried beans. The color will be lighter since you're starting with white beans, and the texture will be just a little firmer. You'll have to start a day early to soak the beans, but I guarantee the end result will be worth the extra time and effort.

Carolina Barbecue Beans
These Carolina Style Barbecue Beans combine cider vinegar and ketchup to give them a Southern barbecue flavor. While this recipe calls for a can of pork and beans as a base you can use additional lima and kidney beans with some smoked pork to give it a great flavor.

Cowboy Beans
In Texas Beans means Pinto Beans. These beans are cooked up with brisket burnt ends and barbecue sauce to make them the perfect side dish for barbecue brisket. If you don't have burnt ends try a grilled steak cooked well. You want smoky flavor for these barbecue beans.

Boston Baked Beans
There are probably a thousand recipes for Boston Baked Beans. This is mine, feel free to add or subtract anything you want to make it yours.

Barbecue Beans from the Slow Cooker
These beans get cooked for several hours so that all the flavors have time to blend.

BBQ Beans
Bruce D. Cook sent me this great recipe for barbecue beans, the necessary side dish for any great cookout.

Smoked Beans
To get that authentic smoked flavor into these beans use some of your own smoked meats. I always try to save something back from any smoke so I have this great flavor to add to soups, beans, and more. Burnts ends are the perfect meat for these beans.

Kansas City Baked Beans
These baked beans get their great flavor from Brisket Burnt Ends. These are the dried out tips of a smoked brisket. A little tough on their own, but the perfect addition to so many things.

Easy Black Beans
These black beans are just as simple to make and they are tasty to eat. All you need are a few ingredients and a slow cooker, and you’ll have yourself a delicious side for carne asada, brisket, spare ribs, and grilled chicken. In fact, they are even delicious served all by themselves. Give these beans a try next time you have a cookout and get...

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