New Mexican Baked Beans

Total Time
10 mins
50 mins

These beans use New Mexican chile powder, a dark red, smoky powder. It is available in Mexican markets. You can substitute a dark, rich chile powder, like the ancho chile powder that is available in some supermarkets. Adapted from

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  1. Saute bacon in skillet until just brown and slightly crisp.
  2. Remove and set aside on paper towel to drain.
  3. Remove all but about 1 tablespoon drippings.
  4. Add onion and cook over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
  6. Place beans in a 2 1/2 to 3 quart baking dish with a lid.
  7. Add the onions and garlic.
  8. Stir in the chile powder, barbecue sauce, beer, brown sugar and mustard.
  9. Sprinkle with bacon.
  10. Cover and bake in a 325F degree oven for 45 minutes.
  11. Uncover and cook about 15 minutes longer.