Best BBQ Beans (Twin City Grill)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

From the Twin City Grill at the Mall of America. This is my all time favorite BBQ Bean dish. I think they taste best after a day or two, so they are perfect for those of us who love to get things done in advance! The only change I make is I use butter beans in place of lima.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry bacon until crisp.
  2. In large pot, combine cooked bacon, ground beef, onion and garlic, cook over medium heat until beef is thoroughly browned.
  3. Add the brown sugar, ketchup, both red and balsamic vinegars and the water.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Gently stir in the drained beans.
  6. Simmer an additional 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

My family and guests loved these. I was a little iffy with the variety of beans, but it came out wonderfully!

Shai Jord April 09, 2010

My husband said that these were the best BBQ beans he ever had... and he is extremely picky. He really can't get enough of them.

sharondrozdowski May 19, 2008

I've been making these beans for years and they are great. I call them calico beans and ,fry the meat and drain and cook in the crockpot. These are a potluck item..SOoooGood

Potluck April 18, 2006

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