These were wonderful and I will make again. The recipe makes a reasonable size portion for a family of 6 and it's not expensive. They taste great as is, but I liked the following modifications.
MODS: Use 1 1/2-2 jalapenos, add 1/2 cup water, reduce to 1/3 cup brown sugar, use Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.
4 stars for not enough kick (jalapeno's), not exact measurement of onion, and need for extra water if making on the stove top. FYI- don't let your hands touch your eye after chopping jalapeno's :)
Absolutely Delicious! I quadrupeled the batch and used a 4oz.can of diced Jalapeno in place of the fresh. I divided the big batch into 2 diffent containers and took them to 2 different parties and everyone commented on how much they loved them and wanted the recipe. Thnx!
This is a great recipe. I have made a variation of it many times and have even won a peoples choice awards at a small chili cook off, much to the annoyance of chili purests, as this is not really a chili. I make it in a crock pot or slow cooker. Here in Southern Califronia it is often easier to find canned Pinquito beans than canned pink beans. Pinquitos are a cross between a pink bean and a small white bean and are a standard in Santa Maria style BBQ. I find them canned with finely chopped jalapenos and find this to be a great alternative. Also, I like spicy hot food so I usually add a serrano and or habanero pepper as well as a dash of chipolte powder and chili powder. For the same reason I use Stubb's hot and spicey BBQ sauce! Finally, rather than cooking and chopping bacon and dicing ham, I use one medium sized pork tri-tip. This may not be easy to find out side of So. Cal. I place it in whole and cook overnight. The next morning when you stir, the pork falls apart to the consistancy of the shredded pork in a pulled pork sandwich.
These were great . . . used a honey BBQ sauce and an anaheim pepper. Unfortunately I didn't remember the picture until after dinner, so the photo is of the leftovers. Thanks for sharing.
For not smoking anymore...that cookbook was the best think I got mailed to me. I Love this recipe for beans! I do it according to taste but always use Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce...i always get compliments on it but being the first thing I cooked for others I now get the name "Bean Girl" lol. But this is a great recipe.