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Sunday, July 29, 2012

baked beans and bountiful beer bread

maple mesquite barbecue baked beans
we had a bbq and made these along with the most delicious beer bread you have ever tasted...

any barbecue sauce can be used in this recipe but this is what i used:

chloe and sean gave it to matt for father's day and it's from 
so is this recipe:

10 oz. bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, optional
1 large yellow onion, diced
3/4 cup maple mesquite barbecue sauce
3/4 cup water, plus more as needed
4 cans (each 15 oz.) beans, drained and rinsed (choose a variety of beans-pinto, kidney, navy, black,etc)
salt and pepper to taste

in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until golden but not crisp,
(i actually used pre cooked bacon)
about 5 minutes. add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, 7 to 10 minutes.
stir in barbecue sauce, the 3/4 cup water, and the beans. bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
season to taste with salt and pepper.
uncover, stir the beans and add more water to achieve desired consistency. continue to cook, uncovered for 5 minutes more.
serve warm.

this recipe is delicious and super easy:)

 i also like these baked beans:)
so much...


bountiful beer bread

this beer bread will be the hit of your bbq
i promise...
it is so good and you have never made anything easier...
of course, i cheated (which i do often)
and used this mix from

all you do is add 1 bottle of beer...
i know what you are thinking about the beer but all the alcohol cooks out and the yeast in the beer is what makes this so wonderful...
i always order the value pack that includes 3 mixes.
this is what i gave both mom and my mother in law for mothers day and both of them were so excited about it!

(tastefully simple has a lot of great stuff. the key lime cheese ball is fantastic with animal cookies or vanilla wafers)

ask my mom and sisters about how great and easy this is, it will be the hit of your bbq!
(and it cooks up so pretty:)

this is the end of our bbq/patriotic recipes for now...

what we have coming up is going to be fun i think...
we've got witches, werewolves, ghosts and angels going on for the next 4 months...
it will be a fun end of summer/fall and i am looking forward to my favorite time of year:)
i hope you will join me...





i love fall:)
 more later...


Lee S. said...

I cannot wait for fall! Cool weather, sweaters and of course, curling up with good books! I think I may need to get some of that beer bread.

Staci T said...

Let me know if you want to order it Lee, i can help:)

Matt Thomas said...

mmmmm, beer. errrr, I mean beer bread. ;)

Tara Long said...

I have made that bread with soda, but not beer. I was told the alcohol "cooks out" too, but after reading some articles on it...I'm not so sure.
It really looks beautiful and yummy though!

Staci T said...

Thanks for the info Tara. That's really good to know. I have also made it with soda and it works great! It does have a different flavor but still yummy. Thanks so much for the link:)

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