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Carolina Barbecue Beans

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


These Carolina Style Barbecue Beans combine cider vinegar and ketchup to give them that Southern barbecue flavor. While this BBQ bean 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 delicious flavor.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 21 minutes

Yield: Serves 6 to 8


  • 1 16-ounce can pork and beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-1/4-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 14 1/4-ounce can lima beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sauté onion and garlic in butter. Add ketchup, sugar, cider vinegar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well blended. Pour into a large casserole dish and add other ingredients and stir to combine. Place in hot oven and bake for one hour.
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 5 out of 5
Great Recipe, Member MixedNuts58

I signed up just to give this review since these were so good. I used a large can of vegetarian baked beans, drained, since that's what I had, and made sauce exactly as stated. Fantastic with my pulled pork. Butter gave them a very unique flavor and just the right amount of tang. Everything's better with buttah!

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