BBQ Beans

Total Time:
2 hr 50 min
20 min
1 hr
1 hr 30 min

6 servings

  • 1 pound pinto beans, soaked overnight
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3/4 pound ground chuck
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Quick soak method for beans: Cover beans with water, bring to a boil. Turn off heat, let stand 1 hour. Drain.

  • Place pinto beans in a large pot with water and bay leaf, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a steady boil and cook until tender, about 1 hour.

  • In the meantime, heat a 12-inch non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot but not smoking, add onions and cook, stirring often until they begin to soften. Add 2 tablespoons of the bean cooking water and cook until the onions are softened, about 5 to 6 minutes.

  • Add the ground chuck and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the meat is brown and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir in paprika, thyme, chili powder, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Pour into pot with beans and stir. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until flavors have come together and beans are tender and cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

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this recipe was absolutely fabulous. it's a great base to build your own recipe on. I didn't really measure anything and added more garlic, specialty mustard, and celery and it was amazing. We served it over corn bread and loved it. my picky 3 year old even ate a hearty serving! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and the recipe starts with raw uncooked beans instead of 1 or 2 cans of pork and beans. I would suggest, to address the last criticism, that you add your seasoning agents in stages to suit your taste. I used less of everything and tasted as I added to my meat onion mixture. I do not think it is fair to criticize a recipe for seasoning agents as we all have different levels of tolerance and taste preference. I used just one teaspoon of chili seasoning and it was plenty for our tastes. Again, taste as you go. Jim in So Calif item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did not care for this recipe. It was too tangy and had quite a shock value. If you choose to make this recipe, my advise would be to modify the sauce w. less mustard. It was overpowering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were a hit at the party! Only change I made was to cook the beans in a crock pot overnight. They were the Best! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these this week and they were a huge hit with my 2 boys and husband. I will make again! Next time I will use some hot sausage along with some burger to give it an extra punch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was absolutely delicious. For those who are doing WW it is only 11 points per serving and worth every single one!! It is easy and is better if you make it the night before! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi, my husband and daughter LOVE barbeque. They also want to get healthy. This recipe was great, will be a terrific week nite healthy dinner rather than something heavy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe three times and I love it everytime, my family loves it also. Just a quick note though, if you don't start the beans around noon, they won't be ready by dinner, and this recipe cooks alot better if you use a crockpot. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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