Thursday, March 4, 2010
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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