Sweet and Smokey BBQ Beans

These Sweet and Smokey BBQ Beans are delicious.  They are a great dish to bring to a BBQ.  Try putting them into a crock pot for transport and to keep them warm.


  • 1 slice bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped (2 teaspoons)
  • 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dark molasses
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 (15.25oz) can S&W® Red Kidney Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (15oz) can S&W® Pinto Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (15oz) can S&W® White Kidney Beans (Cannellini), drained, rinsed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towel, but leave drippings in the skillet.
  • Add onion to skillet; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce, water, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, tomato paste and mustard. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in beans, pepper and bacon; bring to a boil. Cover; simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors. Uncover; simmer until mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.


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