Smokey Sweet Bbq Pork & Beans – The Perfect Summer Side Dish!
As a long-time fan of barbecue food, I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy my favorite flavors. That’s why I’m so excited to share this recipe for Barbecue Pork and Beans. It’s a delicious and hearty meal that’s sure to satisfy any appetite. The combination of succulent pork, sweet barbecue sauce, and creamy beans creates an irresistible flavor that will have your family and friends begging for more. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be ready in no time.
Barbecue Pork And Beans Recipe
- 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained
- 2 (28 ounce) cans pork and beans, drained
- 2 (28 ounce) cans pork and beans, undrained
- 1 ½ pounds bacon
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed
- 2 cups barbeque sauce
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside.
- Add the vegetable oil to the same skillet, and then add the chopped onions. Cook the onions until they are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the drained red kidney beans, black beans, and pork and beans (both drained and undrained) to the skillet.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the barbeque sauce, brown sugar, white vinegar, liquid smoke, and ground black pepper. Pour the mixture over the beans and onions in the skillet.
- Crumble the bacon over the top of the beans and onion mixture in the skillet.
- Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Remove the skillet from the oven and serve the Barbecue Pork and Beans warm. Enjoy!
- Serving size: 1/4 cup
- Calories: 110
- Total fat: 3g
- Saturated fat: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Sodium: 180mg
- Total carbohydrates: 17g
- Dietary fiber: 4g
- Sugars: 7g
- Protein: 4g
What are some creative ways to serve barbecue pork and beans?
Barbecue Pork and Beans is a classic and tasty side dish that is perfect for summer barbecues and outdoor gatherings. There are a variety of creative and delicious ways to serve this dish that will be sure to please any crowd. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Barbecue Pork and Beans Pizza – Create a delicious pizza dough, spread a layer of barbecue sauce, top with cooked pork and beans, add some cheese and bake in the oven.
- Barbecue Pork and Beans Casserole – Layer cooked pork and beans in a baking dish with layers of cheese and barbecue sauce. Bake until golden and bubbly.
- Barbecue Pork and Beans Quesadilla – Spread a layer of barbecue sauce and cooked pork and beans on a large flour tortilla, sprinkle with cheese and fold in half. Grill or bake until golden and gooey.
- Barbecue Pork and Beans Burrito – Stuff a large flour tortilla with cooked pork and beans and a layer of barbecue sauce. Top with cheese and fold in half. Grill or bake until golden and crisp.
- Barbecue Pork and Beans Nachos – Spread cooked pork and beans on a plate. Top with cheese and barbecue sauce. Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.
These are just a few creative and delicious ways to serve Barbecue Pork and Beans. With a variety of ways to serve this classic and tasty side dish, it will be sure to please any crowd and make any occasion special.
What are some popular side dishes to serve with barbecue pork and beans?
One of the most popular side dishes to serve with barbecue pork and beans is a classic potato salad. Potato salad pairs perfectly with the sweet and smoky flavors of barbecue pork and beans, and it’s a great way to add a creamy, crunchy contrast to the meal. Another great option is a fresh garden salad. A simple mix of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other veggies creates a light and refreshing contrast to the hearty flavor of barbecue pork and beans. And for an extra kick, top the salad with a tangy vinaigrette.
For a more indulgent side dish, roasted vegetables are an excellent choice. Try cutting up potatoes, carrots, onions, and peppers into chunks and roasting them in the oven with a little oil and your favorite seasonings. The veggies will get nice and crispy, adding another dimension of texture and flavor to the meal.
Finally, for a classic Southern side, try collard greens. The flavor of the greens will contrast nicely with the sweetness of the pork and beans, creating a delicious balance of flavors. Try sautéing them with bacon, onion, and garlic for an extra-tasty side dish.
No matter what side dishes you choose, barbecue pork and beans will always be the star of the show. With a few flavorful sides to complement it, this meal will be sure to impress.
What are the benefits of eating barbecue pork and beans?
The most obvious benefit of eating Barbecue Pork and Beans is that it is a delicious and hearty meal.
- It is a great source of protein, providing you with essential amino acids that can help with muscle building and repair.
- The beans in the dish are a good source of dietary fiber, which is important for digestive health and can help to lower cholesterol levels.
- The pork provides healthy fats, which are important for cell membrane health and can help to reduce inflammation.
- The combination of pork and beans also makes this a great meal for weight management, as it is a low-calorie and high-protein option that will keep you feeling full for longer.
- Barbecue Pork and Beans is also a great source of B vitamins, which are essential for energy production, metabolism and nervous system health.
- The combination of proteins, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates in Barbecue Pork and Beans also makes it a great option for those looking to maintain good blood sugar levels.
- Finally, this meal is easy to prepare and can be made in large batches, making it a great option for meal prepping.
What are some tips for cooking the perfect barbecue pork and beans?
Start by selecting the right cut of pork. Opt for pork shoulder or a pork loin for the most tender and flavorful results.
- Cut the pork into small cubes and season with your favorite spices.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of oil.
- Add the pork cubes to the skillet and cook until they are golden brown.
- Add a cup of chicken or vegetable broth to the skillet.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add a can of drained and rinsed beans to the skillet.
- Stir and simmer for an additional 10 minutes or until the pork is cooked through.
- Add a cup of your favorite barbecue sauce and stir to combine.
- Simmer for an additional 10 minutes or until the sauce is thick and bubbly.
- Serve over cooked rice or mashed potatoes.
How long does barbecue pork and beans typically take to cook?
Barbecue Pork and Beans typically take about 1-2 hours to cook. This time can vary depending on the size and type of beans used, as well as the cooking method. For example, if cooking on the stovetop, the beans will cook more quickly than if they are cooked in the oven.
When cooking Barbecue Pork and Beans, it’s important to start with dry beans that have been soaked overnight. This helps to reduce the cooking time by softening the beans and making them easier to digest. The beans should also be rinsed thoroughly before cooking.
Once the beans are prepared, they can be cooked in a variety of ways. On the stovetop, the beans should be covered with water and simmered for 1-2 hours, or until they are tender. If using the oven, the beans should be covered with water and baked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1-2 hours, or until tender.
It’s important to note that once the beans are tender, they should not be left to sit in the cooking liquid as they will become mushy. Instead, they should be drained and served with the pork.
When cooking Barbecue Pork and Beans, it’s important to check the beans regularly to ensure they are cooking correctly. Additionally, the beans should be stirred occasionally to ensure they cook evenly. Once the beans are cooked through, they can be served alongside the pork.
By following these steps, Barbecue Pork and Beans can be cooked in 1-2 hours.