Homemade BBQ Bean Recipe


How to Make Homemade BBQ Beans

This is not my recipe for the Best BBQ Beans, it actually was given to me by my dear sweet neighbor. Now this recipe is sort of wild and free, there is not a lot of actual measurements, so be prepared to have some fun and eat some good beans.


The Ingredients List for Homemade BBQ Beans

You will need the following ingredients, add as much as you like, just be free and have some fun.



  • 3 cans of baked beans by Bush’s, different styles- mix all together ( I like Original, Maple Cured Bacon and Country Style )
  • Brown Sugar –golden brown lots (about ½ to 1 cup)
  • Worcestershire sauce (approximately 2 Tablespoons)
  • Garlic salt/powder (go ahead and sprinkle some in, adjust to taste)
  • Ketchup (squirt some in, mix it around, not too much, don’t over do)
  • BBQ Sauce (add a bunch of squirts, about ½ cup or ¾ cup)
  • 1-2 large onions cut up big chunks
  • 1 yellow, green and red bell pepper ( cut into chunks)
  • 1 pound bacon (cut up in small pieces)
  • 1 pound of ground turkey (cook well)


Additional Ingredients

  • A nice glass of whatever makes you happy, my favorite cooking wine happens to be Merlot
  • Your favorite music to get you groovin’ and feelin’ good


Preparing the Homemade BBQ Beans


Cook bacon, in a frying pan, I love using my cast iron pan, I think it makes my bacon so crispy and yummy, drain grease, add to ground turkey.


Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and simmer for 1-2 hours or cook in crock pot overnight.20140702_193103



That’s it, so easy and fun. These beans will be a hit this 4th of July or any summe time picnic and if you need a recipe for easy homemade potato salad, check this recipe from an earlier post.


Cooking should be fun, especially for the holidays, it is about making memories that will last a life time. Do you have a favorite holiday recipe that stirs up great memories, I bet you can taste it now. Share your favorite recipe memory, we would love to hear it.


Until Next Time Happy Trails


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  1. This looks delicious, Lisa! Haha, I had to laugh at the suggestion to use wine – is that for the recipe or for the cook to drink while cooking? 🙂

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi Delia, the wine is for the cook 🙂 or any other beverage of choice, thanks for commenting.

  2. Lisa, what a fun recipe! Thanks for the great idea,especially adding whatever drink makes you happy :-). Merlot sounds good!

  3. AWESOME recipe – thanks for sharing. This is going into my “must use” pile! It looks easy enough that even I can have success!!!! Great tip with the music – I’ll have Tim McGraw blaring when I make this! (Everything is a little better w/ Tim!)

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Love it!! Thanks for the comment Lisa! For me things go better with Willie, Nelson that is. He’s my guy, but Tim is very cool too. Enjoy the recipe, it is easy and FUN!

  4. I love beans, We usually eat them in autumn and winter though… another recipe to try! thanks!

  5. Oh yum! I pinned it on my Recipes to Try board

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi Kristina~ thanks for pinning and I don’t think you will be disappointed when you make them. If you have any questions, let me know. Enjoy

  6. Brian

    These beans are the bomb !!!!!!!!!!! So good !!!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thanks Brian!! I look forward to telling everyone about your great website and the interesting vintage motor cycle restoration that you do
      See you all soon!!

  7. nancy cochran

    These are the best beans ever! Thank you for sharing this recipe

  8. Lori Kleban

    Looking for a “good old pot” that will cook anything! What else have you tried cooking in this pot? Beans look yummy!

    Vaya Con Dios!

  9. Mary Ann

    Lisa, that looks so yummy! I will have to do this dish with the wine on the side! LOL
    Thank you and happy 4th!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      I hope you enjoyed the wine and the BBQ beans! My favorite recipe for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

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