Barrel Beans

Cook times*

Cook Time: 2.5 Hours   
*Cook times may vary


  • 4 strips Bacon
  • 2 Red onions, chopped fine
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 can (16 oz size) Baked beans
  • 1 cup Dark brown sugar, packed
  • ¾ cup Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Dry mustard
  • ½ tsp White pepper, ground fresh
  • 1 Tbsp PBC All-Purpose Pit Rub


  1. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until slightly crisp, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the strips to drain on paper towels, let cool, then chop into small pieces.
  2. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings from the pan.
  3. Add the onions to the pan and cook until they are just softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic to the pan and cook 2 minutes longer.
  4. Combine the onion mixture and the remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix well.
  5. Pour the bean mixture into a 2-quart baking dish.
  6. Light your  Pit Barrel® Cooker (PBC)  according to the instructions and install the grill grate.
    Tip: Use our Hinged Grill Grate to easily hang meat and cook sides at the same time.
  7. Cook on the grill grate 2½ hours, or until the top is browned and bubbly.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Note: Recipe inspired by and adapted from “Tammy’s Baked Beans” as published in World Champion Bar-B-Q by John Willingham

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