Thursday, March 4, 2010

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

Ok, I realize I may be jumping the gun a little bit but the sun was out today and all I could think about was summer picnics and potlucks and it made me dig out this great and deliciously simple recipe I have for homemade BBQ beans. You can easily soak and cook dry beans to make this EVEN cheaper but either way it's a great low cost addition to any table. And even if you're in the part of the country that's still seeing snow, you can add some ground beef or sausage, a green salad and whip up a batch of cornbread for a warm cozy meal.

Slow Cooker Barbecued Beans

1/2 lb bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 cans great northern beans rinsed and drained
2 cans black beans drained, reserve 1/2 cup liquid

In 10 inch skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp and onion is tender. Drain. In slow cooker, mix bacon, onion and remaining ingredients including reserved liquid. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.

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April Harris said...

There's nothing like good baked beans, and that recipe looks really wonderful. I look forward to trying it. Thanks for hosting!

Annie said...

Holy moly - a woman after my own heart! We've finally had 2 days of sunshine and 40s, so I'm in full-blown springtime mode. It's hotdogs, oven fries and homemade baked beans for lunch tomorrow! I can't wait.

Great minds think alike!

Linda said...

I love the photos on your blog. I have recipe blog and now have a new appreciation for pictures of food!

Our Cozy Little Book and Art Corner said...

sounds yummy :)

I just started a foodie blog and linked up for the first time :)

Randa @ The Bewitchin' Kitchen said...

I am now a follower. I love your blog! You should get Feedburner, I would love to subscribe via email, so I never miss a tip :)

Gayle said...

Hi Randa,

Good news! Under my photo on the right is a subscribe button where you can subscribe by email via feedburner.

And Welcome to the Grocery Cart Challenge.

CC said...

First,I love your blog and I've been a follower for awhile now. I don't comment much, but these beans sound so luscious,I just had to leave a comment. It will soon be grill time and or hot dogs outdoors time, and I will try these beand. Thanks for the recipe..