BBQ Baked Beans by Tom
A couple of weekends ago, Barbara and I went up to Canandaigua, NY to see Steely Dan in concert at CMAC, an outdoor performance center. We did not eat dinner ahead of time and instead had a Dinosaur BBQ platter there, which included a salad and baked beans. The baked beans were really good, so we decided I should try to make them at home sometime. That "sometime" was a couple of days ago.
This is a very easy recipe and makes a great side dish for any summer time meal. What am I saying?! This would be great in the winter or any season for that matter.
BBQ Baked Beans
(based on Dinosaur BBQ Cookbook)
2 tablespoons olive oil for sautéing
1 small onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1 jalapeño pepper chopped
Pinch of kosher salt and black pepper
2 large garlic cloves chopped
8 ounces hot Italian ground sausage
1 28-ounce can of baked beans (I used Bush's)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce (your preference, but I used Dinosaur BBQ Slatherin' Sauce)
1 tablespoon creole mustard
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon creole or Cajun seasoning (cumin, garlic, thyme, oregano, cayenne, chili powder, black pepper)
1 tablespoon molasses
Sitting out on our deck at the cottage looking at the lake and eating a nice meal. An enjoyable way to spend a nice summer evening.