Having a Memorial Day BBQ?

posted on May 27, 2011 by  |  posted under Appetizers, Patriotic Holidays, Recipes, Sides, Summer  |  18 Comments

Easy and delicious BBQ BeansAre you having a BBQ for Memorial Day?

Want to be the HIT of the party?

We have plenty of recipes to make it GREAT!! (more at bottom of post)

First of all, make these beans…BUT beware…if you bring these to any BBQ, you will never be allowed to attend another BBQ without them!  I think the only reason we get invited to group gatherings anymore is so we will bring the BBQ beans:)

BBQ Beans Recipe

Easy and delicious BBQ Beans

I adapted this recipe from the nicest caretaker we had in our apartment complex in Minnesota.

Easy BBQ Beans

Easy BBQ Beans


  • 1 lb. ground beef (browned)
  • 1 lb. bacon (fried, drained, and cut up)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped and cooked)
  • 1 can butter beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can pork and beans
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 1/2 tsp. horseradish mustard
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbls. molasses


  1. Put all ingredients in a pot on the stovc over medium heat or in a crock pot, stir and let cook until hot.



You really can’t mess up this recipe – I have done so many variations and it is ALWAYS good!

– use no meat – my new favorite (what is pictured)

– use half the amount of sugar – you can’t tell

– use any bean you like – I love black beans and put them in as well.

Alison likes to pour these over potatoes or scones.  Yummy.

Easy and delicious BBQ Beans

They didn’t last long!

Here are a some other not to miss

perfect BBQ recipes:


Fresh squeezed lemonade


Sweet Potato Fries


Apple Pie Floats

OR if you are going CAMPING or going to break in the BACKYARD FIRE PIT, don’t miss this post:


Gold Medal Marshmallows

Bring on the BBQ…  You are ready!

Easy and delicious BBQ Beans

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    1. July 16th, 2010 at 7:07 am
      Gina says:
      YUMMY! When I make baked beans I leave the bacon fat in there - so unhealthy but soooooo good!!!!!
    2. July 16th, 2010 at 7:28 am
      Kathy says:
      I've been looking for an easy bean recipe. Thanks for sharing this one.
    3. July 16th, 2010 at 11:44 am
      TidyMom says:
      ok these look FANTASTIC!!! now........some one invite me to a BBQ so I can make these!!!! YUM!!
      .-= TidyMom´s last blog ..Im Lovin It - My new baby! =-.
    4. July 18th, 2010 at 12:30 pm
      Michelle says:
      Can't wait to try this at our next neighborhood get together. Thanks!!
    5. July 19th, 2010 at 7:25 am
      angie says:
      I have made something a bit like this my mama called calico beans they are delicious though and always go quickly at any gathering
      .-= angie´s last blog ..HayNeedle 100 gc giveaway =-.
    6. July 19th, 2010 at 9:50 am
      Annette Anderson says:
      Thank-you so much I can't wait to cook these!
      I followed you would you please follow me too?
      thanks, mimilovesall8.blogspot.com
    7. July 19th, 2010 at 10:17 pm
      Jacqueline says:
      Yum, could use these this Wed. we are having a BBQ in our back yard. Love your first picture before they are mixed and your last of an empty bowl. Can't wait to cook some up.
      .-= Jacqueline´s last blog ..Fish and Shrimp Tacos =-.
    8. July 20th, 2010 at 3:58 pm
      Laura says:
      They look/sound heavenly. One question -- do you drain off the beans, or just pour the whole can in?
      • July 20th, 2010 at 5:41 pm
        Missy says:
        I usually drain and rinse them first, but I have done it both ways and it seems to work either way! It does make them a bit more runny if you don't drain...
    9. July 20th, 2010 at 5:57 pm
      gnee says:
      Great recipe, Missy! My recipe is similar, and I'm excited to try yours. Thanks...
      .-= gnee´s last blog ..Simplify Summer =-.
    10. July 30th, 2010 at 9:24 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      I have eaten Missy's beans and that combination of flavors is so good together. Even Missy's grandma, a pro baked beans maker from way back, loved them!
    11. May 26th, 2011 at 12:33 pm
      Crystal says:
      My mom would make these for potlucks when I was a kid. These beans are delicious!!! We called ours "Calico Beans". Yummy! Thanks for sharing! :)
    12. May 27th, 2011 at 2:00 pm
      Nesleirbag says:
      Missy's grandma ( you remember her from the corn pop post?) is the cook of the world, famous for HER baked bean recipe, and she LOVED these! They are SCRUMPTIOUS!!
    13. May 28th, 2011 at 6:36 pm
      Terri Jo says:
      must be a Minnesota thing LOL we had these eact beans at my husbands family reunion 2 summers ago and it was really yummy!@!
    14. May 28th, 2011 at 6:37 pm
      Terri Jo says:
      PS I add some chopped hot peppers
    15. May 29th, 2011 at 11:40 am
      Jill Jackson says:
      Those do sound delicious! I will have to try them this year!
    16. November 29th, 2012 at 6:50 am
      International Decor says:
      wow! its amazing , thank you .
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