Summer is almost here!
I have the perfect recipe to take to the neighbor's BBQ, your friend's picnic, and the potluck at your church.
It's easy to make, very inexpensive, and it feeds a huge crowd.
It can simmer all day in the crockpot or cook on the stove top.
It travels well, so I take it to casual get-togethers all year long.
BBQ "Baked" Beans
Prepare couscous/rice according to package directions, except replace ½ of water with BBQ sauce before boiling. For example, if your rice needs 1 cup of water to cook, mix 1/2 cup of water with 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil as if it were plain water. Prepare rice as usual.
Cook bacon using your preferred method. Set aside on paper towels to dry. When dry, crumble or coarsely chop.
Sauté onion in olive oil over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Press garlic into skillet; cook for one minute.
Add brown sugar and vinegar to skillet, stir until sugar is dissolved. Continue to cook until mixture is bubbly. Add BBQ sauce, Tabasco, bacon, and beans to skillet. Bring mixture to a boil; remove from heat.
Add couscous/rice to beans and mix well.
Makes 15+ ½ cup servings
1. Sauté onion in olive oil over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Press garlic into skillet; cook for one minute.
2. Add brown sugar and vinegar to skillet, stir until sugar is dissolved. Continue to cook until mixture is bubbly.
3. Pour beans into to crockpot. Top with uncooked rice/coucsous, BBQ sauce, Tabasco, and sauce from skillet.
4. Add water required to cook rice/couscous. Mix well.
5. Cook on low for 3 to 5 hours, until rice or couscous is tender and sauce is bubbly.
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