logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Quick Cooking Site

BellaOnline's Quick Cooking Editor

g

Sweet & Spicy Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans


It’s easy to think of good meats and poultry to grill when having friends over for a summer barbecue, but exciting or new side dishes can sometimes be hard to find; many of us resort to our old standbys, which are certainly good, but by the end of summer, they can get a little mundane. This new barbecue bean recipe is perfect to serve next time you have guests over since it makes a large amount and actual hands-on preparation time is minimal. Another bonus is that these beans can be made several days ahead, refrigerated in the slow cooker container, then brought to room temperature and gently reheated on low. The hot sausage gives the beans just a slight bit of spiciness, which compliments the sweet and sour barbecue sauce.
Since these beans contain plenty of meat, they can also be served as a main dish, needing only salad and bread for a complete and easy meal.

Sweet and Spicy Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans


12 Servings
””
1/2 pound thick bacon, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced

4 Hot Italian Sausage, casings removed
1 cup ham, diced

2 15 oz. can pork and beans in tomato sauce
1 15 oz. can butter beans
1 15 oz. can pinto beans
1 15 oz. can garbanzo beans

2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
3 tablespooons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon liquid smoke


Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove the bacon to paper towels to drain. Pour all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the pan and sauté the onions, green pepper, and garlic until slightly limp. Transfer to a 2 1/2 to 3 quart slow cooker.

Brown the hot Italian sausage in the same skillet, breaking up the pieces; add the ham and stir, then transfer to the slow cooker.

Pour most of the sauce from the top of the pork and beans off, and remove the piece of fat; pour the beans into the slow cooker. Drain and rinse the remaining beans and add to the slow cooker. Add the drained bacon pieces and remaining ingredients and stir. Cover and cook on low for four to six hours or high 2-3 hours. If there is too much liquid in the pot, set the lid slightly off the slow cooker, turn to high, and let cook until some of the liquid evaporates.






Add Sweet+%26+Spicy+Slow+Cooker+Barbecue+Beans to Twitter Add Sweet+%26+Spicy+Slow+Cooker+Barbecue+Beans to Facebook Add Sweet+%26+Spicy+Slow+Cooker+Barbecue+Beans to MySpace Add Sweet+%26+Spicy+Slow+Cooker+Barbecue+Beans to Del.icio.us Digg Sweet+%26+Spicy+Slow+Cooker+Barbecue+Beans Add Sweet+%26+Spicy+Slow+Cooker+Barbecue+Beans to Yahoo My Web Add Sweet+%26+Spicy+Slow+Cooker+Barbecue+Beans to Google Bookmarks Add Sweet+%26+Spicy+Slow+Cooker+Barbecue+Beans to Stumbleupon Add Sweet+%26+Spicy+Slow+Cooker+Barbecue+Beans to Reddit




RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Quick Cooking Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Karen Hancock. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Karen Hancock. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Karen Hancock for details.

g


g features
African Chicken & Groundnut Stew Recipe

Holiday Pinecone Cheese Ball Recipe

Gwen's Christmas Punch Recipe

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor