Summer's Best BBQ Beans

"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."
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  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sweet pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, undrained pineapple, molasses, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
  • Uncover, simmer 10 minutes more or until desired consistency.
  • 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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  1. 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


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