BBQ Beans

We love bbq. Smoky, sweet, spicy goodness. What’s not to like?? Dizzle’s recent trip toward our bbq roots brought back the urge to recreate a tasty traditional bbq side, hopefully good enough to stand on its own. (Success :)) We served it with sweet potato fries.

BBQ Beans
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 onions diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 2 cups white beans (great northern), cooked and drained
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 2 cups stock
  • optional: cayenne or hotter pepper powder to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat heavy pot to medium high. Add onions and garlic. Stir and add water occasionally to prevent sticking. Cook for approximately 20 minutes this way until caramelized. (Adding approximately a cup of water in small amounts at a time.)
  2. Add beans, bbq sauce, and stock.
  3. Simmer covered for 2 hours. Simmer uncovered for 2 hours.

I make my own sauce. It’s one of those things I do differently every time. I had a bottle in the fridge from a while back, but I’ll pay attention and post a recipe next time.

Sauce history: I was inspired years ago by a recipe for Neely’s sauce. (of course I’ve been stubborn and veered far away from the original) Neely is famous around Memphis. We made yearly stops at the Memphis Interstate BBQ location during Thanksgiving road trips. I’ll even admit that we had it shipped to us occasionally for a couple years when those road trips were no longer necessary. Yes, it’s that good. 🙂

Cost: ~ $2.50 including sweet potato fries. So, that’s about $0.63 per meal.

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