Fourth of July Barbecue Baked Beans

White "Haricot Beans" include types such as Great Northern, navy, cannellini, white kidney, and small white beans, and they comprise the most versatile of the common beans. Serve these as a hot replacement for the traditional baked beans at your next picnic or barbecue.


• - 1 large onion, chopped
• - 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• - 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• - 2 teaspoons Pirates Blend Caribbean Condiment
• - 2 teaspoons Smoky Iguana Chipotle Pepper Sauce or Salsa (or more to taste)
• - 4 slices uncooked bacon, cut in 1⁄2-inch pieces
• - 1-1/2 cups tomato based barbecue sauce
• - 1/4 cup beer (drink the rest) or water (if you already drank all the beer)
• - 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
• - 1 teaspoon dry mustard
• - 3 cups cooked Great Northern beans


Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until they are soft & translucent. Combine the onion mixture, Pirates Blend Caribbean Condiment, bacon, barbecue sauce, beer, sugar, mustard & Smoky Iguana Chipotle Pepper Sauce. Mix this sauce with the beans (taste it at this point to see if you need more Smoky Iguana).

Cover and bake the beans in a 325 degree oven for 1 hour or until the beans are heated through and coated with the sauce. Serves: 4 to 6