Summer's Best BBQ Beans

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Pi-E8216

Quick & Easy. Found this in Better Homes & Gardens (June 07). Great side dish for a picnic, BBQ or when you're in the mood for a tasty bean dish. For sweet and smoky flavor, pineapple and molasses are substituted for the familiar bacon and sugar. I have also made this without the pineapple and added a 14 oz can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes..we enjoyed it that way too; this recipe you can tinker with and still enjoy the results.

Top Review by sprue

these were pretty good! i omitted the pineapple (cant eat it) and i dont like my beans too sweet. i added a chipotle pepper for some spice.. mmm just right. i wouldnt say this was better the next day but better at room temp than hot. it was good the first day! fun and chunky recipe thanks! i also added some fresh rosemary and thyme! yumm

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sweet pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, undrained pineapple, molasses, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
  3. Uncover, simmer 10 minutes more or until desired consistency.
  4. Note: You can also add some heat if prefer something spicy, e.g., cayenne, hot pepper sauce, chipotle peppers in adobe sauce -- whatever stirs your taste buds.

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