Baked Beans

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
25 min
1 hr 15 min

10 to 12 servings

  • 1/2 pound bacon, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly minced ginger or 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 (16-ounce) can black beans, undrained
  • 1 cup Ed's BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 bottle beer
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • In a large saute pan, cook bacon over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes. Add onions, garlic, ginger, and peppers and cook until soft. Add dry mustard and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the beans, BBQ sauce, molasses, brown sugar, and beans. Stir and simmer on stove for 2 hours (or bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour). Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.

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My family LOVES this!!  Big hit for parties item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a superb alternative to the regular fare.  Yes, drain the beans, at least somewhat, but leave enough liquid to support a long cook-down simmer.  I substituted apple juice for the beer and used G Hughes "Sugar Free" BBQ sauce (it's excellent) and the result was amazing.  One could quibble about the proportions of ginger and garlic, but in all events, a long simmer will validate your choices.     item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe... I did change a few things to make it even BETTER! First I drained all of the beans into a bowl to make sure I did not have too much liquid- I added what liquid I needed. I also omitted the beer, because it seemed to "soupy" and I like my beans to be a bit thick. I used Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce and it was a hit!! I make these beans all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely drain the cans of beans and add the beer before timing the cooking. This recipe is tasty, but a little sweet for my taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Finally a baked bean recipe that isn't an embellishment on store-bought baked beans or pork n beans, or a recipe where ketchup isn't the main flavor component! These beans are good. Very good. I didn't have Ed's Bbq sauce, so I used a Jim Beam variety. For the beer, I used Guiness. Perfect. I also added a little sauteed jalapeno for a bit of a kick. You will not be dissappointed. If you don't like ginger, you could cut down on it a bit without sacrificing the overall taste. This dish goes great with South Carolina pulled pork and cole slaw. item not reviewed by moderator and published
TASTY TO THE EXTREME!! Everyone loves this recipe & looks forward to me making. It's a side dish to every BBQ at my house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok I really cannot write a honest review becuase I have yet to make it, however I noticed some errors in the recipe. It tells you to andd beans twice and then it says to simmer for two hours when the total cook time is an 1hr 45 min. I have added it to my box and will try it latter and tell you how it tastes item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight using the recipe from the Throwdown cookbook which calls for 1 CUP of beer, not a whole bottle. It would have been nice to have a recommendation of the kind of beer to use. Will try using apple juice next time as some reviewers have suggested. The book also includes the BBQ sauce recipe, which is VERY vinegary and thin. I used it as is for the beans, but I had to thicken it with another can of tomato paste and offset the vinegar with molasses and brown sugar to make it usable with the smoked pork. While overall the dish was good, I'd prefer a little less tang and the ginger taste didn't right. I will probably cut the ginger back by half next time and see how that goes. The kidney beans also seemed a little tough even though I cooked it for the allotted 1.5 hrs, cooking down the sauce to the right consistency. I usually use only Bush beans, but couldn't get the Bush kidney beans, so I used Progresso. Don't know if that was a brand issue or a cooking issue. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made as recipe except used an anaheim chili instead of bell pepper. Absolutely wonderful with Bobby flay's Carolina Ribs - everyone asked for the recipe :) Thanks Ed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After seeing Ed Mitchell on an episode of Throwdown with Bobby Flay, I really wanted to try this baked beans recipe, which Ed served with his ribs. It certainly did not disappoint. I served them to my family with BBQ pork ribs and they all loved them. I did make some substitutions though...used eight ounces of apple juice instead of beer, syrup instead of molasses, added 1/2 cup of green onions and used baked beans instead of black beans. I ran into a problem during the baking though; the recipe says not to drain the four cans of beans. All of that liquid, including the 8 oz of apple juice (or beer), resulted in my having baked bean soup. So, during the baking, I drained 3/4 of the liquid, continued the baking and I was good to go. Next time, I will drain the beans. Really great recipe though! VERY tasty side dish for ribs or chicken! This one's a keeper for our family! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to omit the beer, but I subbed 8 oz apple juice. Outstanding dish, my bean mainstay. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Does anyone know the recipes for rub for Ed's or Bobby's ribs? They looked delicious on tv! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We enjoy bean dishes...each varies per the rest of the food being served and the cost to make. These beans were easy and good. The flavors blended together so well and the entire recipe takes far less time than other bean recipes using beans in bags. We enloyed the beans hot and room temp. We served on a buffet table and there were no leftovers. The smell of BBQ ribs and these beans...great time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
By far, these are the best baked beans I have ever made or ever had for that matter. A perfect compliment to my pulled pork. Kudos to you Ed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I need the recipe for bobby's rib rub and both ed and bobby's rib sauce item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these for about 150 football players from our local highschool and they all loved them. It could have been the beer in them. I did not have the bbq sauce mentioned so I used KC Masterpiece. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic recipe. I left out the black beans and we used hot dogs and burgers in stead of ribs. Ole Ed makes excellent ribs but I cant handle that much smoke these days, besides I like a god rub and long slow cooking. I thought bobby won but I wouldnt say that in Raleigh, NC item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these beans for 4th of July and just loved them! Love the combination of three types of beans instead of just your usual pintos - just great flavors all the way around. This will be my go to recipe for Baked Beans from now on. There's a typo in the recipe which repeats the word "beans" twice when adding the ingredients after the dry mustard. The last word should be "beer" and that's when you would add the bottle of beer. Buy a nice hearty dark beer for more flavor. I served them straight from the stove the first time we had them but then baked the leftovers the next night and they were even better. Just fantastic! I highly recommend that you try these beans. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You simply add the beer in the same time as the other liquid ingredients -- with the molasses, etc. Also, Ed added a secret ingredient which I believe to be a small shot of Tequila, but it could have been "moonshine". As for "Ed's BBQ Sauce" - just use any quality tomato based KC style sauce with a bit of a kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Recipe looks delicious and was clearlly a favorite on the show. However, the recipe does not show when to add the bottle of beer. Just drink it? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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