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 www.fiery-foods.com
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 (15 1/2 ounce) cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained (or 3 cups cooked beans)
- 2 teaspoons new mexico chile powder
- 1 1⁄2 cups prepared barbecue sauce
- 1⁄4 cup beer or 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- Saute bacon in skillet until just brown and slightly crisp.
- Remove and set aside on paper towel to drain.
- Remove all but about 1 tablespoon drippings.
- Add onion and cook over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
- Place beans in a 2 1/2 to 3 quart baking dish with a lid.
- Add the onions and garlic.
- Stir in the chile powder, barbecue sauce, beer, brown sugar and mustard.
- Sprinkle with bacon.
- Cover and bake in a 325F degree oven for 45 minutes.
- Uncover and cook about 15 minutes longer.
Delicious baked beans! I love bacon in baked beans and also loved the smoky-spicy flavor of the chili in these. These easy-to-make beans will be a bbq staple at our house - thanks for sharing!
I was just about finished with this review and it just disappeared! Once again, thisa is an easy to follow recipe. The only thing I'd do differently would be to cut back on the chili powder a little. My hubby doresn't hand out compliments very often, but he said these were awesome, but it was a little spicy also. I'll be making this often, Mary thatnk you for sharing this!