This is a really yummy recipe and I think has become my go-to for when we need a side dish for parties! This can be very easily changed from a carnivorous mix to vegan by leaving out one thing: bacon! So, tell your friends, family, and enemies, “This is a recipe for everyone!” It’s even good reheated the next day (along side the vegetable-ham casserole).
BBQ Microwave beans
- 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can butter beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 TBSP chili sauce
- 2 TBSP molasses
- 1 tsp cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard (I left this out)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 2 slices of bacon (uncooked)…Leave this off for vegetarian/vegan option
Combine beans, chili sauce, molasses, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper in large bowl. Pour mixture into 1 qt oven/microwave proof casserole dish. Top with bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces. Cover casserole dish; microwave on high for 5 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover and broil 1 minute or until bacon is crisp. Makes 6 servings
The picture doesn’t do these justice. These beans are great! They really do taste like BBQ beans. I might even double the molasses/chili sauce next time. I also plan to double the pinto and omit the butter beans. Butter beans are good, but their texture is too different from the pinto to really enjoy it like I want to! I think black beans would be good too.
Grandma’s Notes: 4/20/91- Took Anthony’s birthday card and money to his house. 4/23/91- crocheted a hot pad tonight. 4/25/91- Walked 30 minutes…worked in garden 30 minutes, set onion in a row. Crocheted…George and Ashley came. THANK YOU FOR THE HAPPINESS BROUGHT TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE NURSING HOME WITH SONGS. HELP ME BE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT SEE GOD EVERYWHERE.