Apple Baked Beans can be cooked on the grill, over a campfire or in the oven. They make the perfect side for any barbecue.
Our neighbors have established a back-to-school tradition of getting together the evening before school starts and having a barbecue together. John and I always bring the Apple Baked Beans and the Skillet Apple Pie. If I have the time, I’ll even make some homemade ice cream.
We’ve made these apple baked beans on the grill, over a campfire and in my oven. If you’re short on time, you can even cook them on top of the stove. They are delicious any way you cook them. I leave the lid off and let them get all thick with a caramel glaze.
John came up with this recipe some years back. I can’t say he invented it, but he found one he liked and put his spin on it. We love it because it’s a great contrast between sweet and spice. It makes enough for a good-sized gathering and is great leftover too.
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Apple Baked Beans
- 4 Slices Bacon diced
- 1/2 cup shredded pork
- 3 cans pork and beans 16 oz, mostly drained, I use Bush's Best Original,
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce your preference
- 1 can apple pie filling chopped
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1/2 green pepper chopped
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp yellow mustard
- 1 jalapeno seeds and ribs removed, finely diced (2 for more heat)
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Brown bacon and remove from pan. Saute onion and green pepper in bacon grease. Mix in remaining ingredients. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or simmer on stovetop for 30 minutes.
It will not be long before these neighbor children will be grown and on their own, but I know that they will take the memories of our back-to-school barbecues with them.
We love cooking outside whenever we can. Here are a few more recipes that are perfect for outdoor cooking.
There isn’t a lot that you can’t put on the grill. I love it because it is a quick clean up and you just can’t taste anything that says summer more.