Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Grilled Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/2 cup diced sweet yellow onion

1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 

Oil, for cooking 

Two 15.5-ounce cans dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 

Two 15.5-ounce cans northern white beans, drained and rinsed 

One 15-ounce can tomato sauce 

1/2 cup ketchup 

1/4 cup brown sugar 

1 tablespoon yellow mustard 

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon chili powder 

1 teaspoon smoked paprika 

2 cloves garlic, minced 

Green onions, for garnish (optional) 


  1. Preheat a grill for cooking at medium-high heat.
  2. Place a skillet on the grill. Cook the onions and green peppers with some oil in the skillet for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the beans, tomato sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, cayenne, chili powder, smoked paprika and garlic and stir. Cook with the grill covered, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes. Garnish with green onions, if using.

Cook’s Note

Add your favorite meat to these beans for a heartier meal!