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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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

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