BBQ Beans

BBQ Beans
BBQ Beans

BBQ Beans is a very simple yet delicious recipe with 3 ingredients. Pinto Beans, HP BBQ Sauce, and Water. The Beans are soaked overnight and then placed inside a slow cooker with Water and HP BBQ Sauce. Mixed and then slow cooked.

Soaking the Beans

Soaking the beans not only speeds up the cooking process by a bit. But also gives the beans time to absorb the water and soften which results in more even cooking of the beans as well.

You can use any beans you like. For this post, I used Pinto Beans. I placed them in water and allowed for them to soak overnight before straining the water out and placing them inside a slow cooker with water and HP BBQ Sauce.

BBQ Beans Sauce

The Sauce is used along with some water to cook the beans in my HP BBQ Sauce Post and can be made up in 10 minutes.

The added water is to help the beans cook. After 2 hours in the slow cooker, the beans are moved to a skillet on max heat, and the liquid is reduced to a sauce consistency. As the Liquid Thickens you will need to stir more frequently to keep things moving along. Then remove from the heat source and let cool.

If you find that you reduced it too much you can add additional water to bring it back up to the right consistency.

Add Ins

  • Pork Fat or Bacon
  • Ham
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Broth
  • Sausage/Hot Dogs

BBQ Beans

Pinto Beans Slow cooked in a HP BBQ Sauce and then Reduced to a Sauce Consistency
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


  • 1 C Pinto Beans Soaked in water overnight
  • 3 C Water
  • 1 C HP BBQ Sauce


  • Combine the Soaked Beans Strained of the water with 3 Cups Fresh Water and 1 Cup Hp BBQ Sauce.
  • Mix and Slow Cook for 2 Hours. Check Tenderness and Cook Longer if needed.
  • Once the Beans are Tender, place into Skillet on Max Heat and Reduce until the Sauce is Thick to your liking. Set aside and let cool.


If you find that you reduced it to much you can add more water
Course: BBQ, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keywords: BBQ Beans
Author: JAH
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