Easy BBQ Baked Beans cooked in a delicious homemade BBQ sauce that’s rich, savory, tangy, sweet, and smoky. Vegan, low-fat, delicious, and ready in less than 30-minutes!
Spring is here and that means barbecue! And, no barbecue is complete without the beans — BBQ baked beans. They’re so freaking good but take so long to make. You gotta soak the beans, make the sauce, cook the beans, and finally at some point a week later you end up with baked beans. Sorry, I ain’t got time for that.
They say, “Good things come to those who wait” but sometimes good things come in about 30 minutes. Yes, I cut a few corners. No, these beans are not actually “baked.” Please, let’s not split hairs. I did not do is sacrifice taste or pleasure. If anything I simply took out the agonizing part of the process. You’re welcome!
So, whip up a batch of these Easy BB! Baked Beans for your next barbecue or gathering. They’re sure to satisfy the most ardent bean snob in the room.
Let’s make some beans!
How To Make Easy BBQ Baked Beans
First, whip up a double batch of my Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce and set aside.
Yes, you can use store-bought sauce. But, why? It’s usually nothing more than a bottle of overpriced red high-fructose corn syrup. That is unless you’re willing to spend 8-10 bucks on one of the so-called “higher quality” brands. Nope!
Bell pepper and onion are great for flavor but also add a great texture without taking anything away from the BBQ baked beans. They all go together so well. And, they make the house smell amazing while cooking!
Chop up one yellow onion and green bell pepper. Cook them in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until they are soft.
Remember, we never use oil to cook. So, if you’re worried about the pepper and onion sticking you can add 2-3 Tbsp of water. Problem solved.
Give everything a good stir so it’s all mixed together and let the beans simmer for 10-15 minutes. YES! 10-15 MINUTES!
I know that’s not much time to do anything and for that, I’m truly sorry. But, use this time to think about your woman. Think about your dude. Or, just chill and begin mentally preparing for what’s about to happen when you taste these easy BBQ baked beans.
How To Enjoy Easy BBQ Baked Beans
These easy BBQ baked beans are the perfect side. And, that’s totally cool. But, don’t stop there!
Load you up a bowl of nothing but these easy BBQ baked beans and make it a meal. They’re filling, healthy, and delicious!
I LOVE these beans over toast topped with jalapeno and cilantro. Trust me. It’s a religious experience. If you want to get really crazy and party you should try adding a little bit of my cashew sour cream to make things really exciting!
You’re going to love these Easy BBQ Baked Beans. They’re…
- Quick & easy to make
- Full of protein & fiber
- Absolutely Delicious!
Looking for more healthy BBQ ideas? Check out my Best Damn Vegan BBQ Sandwich, Quick & Easy BBQ Soy Curls, and these delicious Crunchy Baked Onion Rings. My Chickpea Salad Sandwich also goes great with these Easy Barbecue Baked Beans. Enjoy!
If you like beans, you should try my Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili!
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Easy Vegan Barbecue Baked Beans. Cooked in a delicious homemade BBQ sauce that’s rich, tangy, sweet, smoky and delicious.
- 3 15-ounce cans low-sodium or no salt added cannellini or pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
- 2 cups Easy Homemade Barbecue Sauce
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1–2 tsp. liquid smoke
- Preheat medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Drain and rinse beans.
- Add onion, bell pepper, and 2-3 Tbsp. of water or veggie stock for cooking to the pan. Cook until onions are a little soft. Usually about 3-4 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Add beans, BBQ Sauce, and liquid smoke. Stir until beans are completely coated and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and serve.
- Category: Sides
- Cuisine: Vegan
Keywords: barbecue, baked beans, vegan, picnic, plant-baed