Barbecue Beans

An American classic, what barbecue would be complete without beans? Try this recipe and you will never want barbecue beans from a can again.


2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups chopped onion

1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, coarsely chopped

1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce


1/2 cup mesquite barbecue sauce

2 tablespoons instant coffee granules

1/2 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped

Honey Tips

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Due to the high level of fructose, honey is 25% sweeter than table sugar.


In a large saucepan heat oil. Add onions and chopped peppers. Saute about 10 minutes, until tender. Add remaining ingredients except basil. Simmer 30 minutes until mixture thickens. Stir in basil and salt and pepper to taste.
Serves: 4-6