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My friend, Andra Cook of Raleigh, NC is famous for her delicious North
Carolina barbecue bean recipe. These wonderful tasting beans are always a favorite at any
gathering. This bean dish seems to be a favorite of most men! Even people
who say they don't like lima beans, love this bean dish. I usually
double this recipe for our large gatherings.
These beans were baked in the oven.
I have also cooked these beans in my crock pot (slow cooker). So easy to
do - just prepare the beans in the morning and place in your crock pot over low
heat for 6 to 8 hours.
Don't forget to check out my
Old-Fashioned 4th of July Picnic menu which includes this wonderful
Andra's Barbecue Beans.
Andra's Barbecue Beans Recipe
Barbecue, Grilling and Smoking
Yields: serves many
Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hr
onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup catsup
Salt to taste
2 (16-ounce) can pork and beans, drained and rinsed
2 (15 1/4-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14 1/4-ounce) can lima beans, drained and rinsed*
* You may substitute other
types beans of your choice, such as canned pinto beans, black beans, and/or white kidney beans.
NOTE: Depending on my mood and my guests, I sometimes add some red wine and also some diced jalapeno
Chile Peppers (be careful not to add too many chiles).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large frying pan, sauté onion and
garlic in butter or margarine. Stir in cider vinegar, sugar, prepared mustard,
Worcestershire sauce, catsup, and salt; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until well
blended. Remove from heat.
In an ungreased large casserole dish
or Dutch oven, combine pork and beans, kidney beans, and lima beans. Pour catsup mixture over top and mix well. Bake, uncovered,
1 hour. Remove from oven and serve.