Baked Beans and Cole Slaw

These are two summer recipes to make over and over again.

For the cole slaw, pour 3/4 C. of buttermilk in a bowl with 1/2 C. sugar, 3/4 C. mayonnaise, 2T. canola oil, 2T. apple cider vinegar, 2  1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1 T. toasted sesame oil (do not skip this!), 1 tsp. celery salt, 1 tsp. fresh black pepper, 1 T. celery seeds and 1 T. fresh lemon juice.  Whisk this all together.

I used my food processor to grate my cabbage.  You could use a hand grater to do this.  Grate 1 medium onion and grate 2 carrots.

Mix it all together and refrigerate it.  This is some fabulously flavorful slaw.

For the beans, start by partially cooking a package of thin sliced bacon.  It will cook more in the oven so it does not have to be totally cooked.

Drain it on paper towels.

Dice 1 medium onion and 1 green pepper.

Saute' the vegetables in the remaining bacon grease.

Sprinkle them with salt and pepper.

Add 1 C. of BBQ sauce.  I used homemade but you can use whatever you like.  Add 1/2 C. brown sugar, 1/3 C. apple cider vinegar and 2 T. yellow mustard.

Add 1 large can of pork and beans, 1 small can of black beans and 2 cans of butter beans.  You can use any combination of beans that you like.

With your claw, add 1 T. of hot sauce.  What?  You don't have a claw?  Ha!  You don't know what you are missing. My favorite hot sauce is Gator Hammock.  It is packed with flavor.

Stir everything together and pour it into a pan.

Top with the bacon slices.  Bake at 325 degrees for 2 hours.


Patty Woodland said…
I love baked beans. They are the only beans I eat other than the ubiquitous green bean. heh
My lovely Life said…
It is that time of the yr for them tasty side dishes. I am not a big fan of coleslaw but I got to try that recipe!
The baked beans look wonderful. I love butter beans in my baked beans. Can't wait to make both of these. You should make Barbecue Sundaes with the leftovers, if you have any.
SharleneT said…
You must have been following me around Whole Foods, yesterday! I got some navy beans for baking and HERE YOU ARE! Gonna try this with another 1/4 cup of mixed beans. Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to use my old standards hands because I've misplaced my claw...
Guillaume said…
My kind of baked beans.
Anonymous said…
wow, these beans sound wonderful! The coleslaw as well, we arecole slawlovers in this house!
Amish Stories said…
I love beans and bacon, which is maybe why i seem to be alone alot,lol. But really this recipe sounds great. Richard
Nellie said…
Great summertime staples! I can smell the aroma of those beans all the way to Tennessee!:-)
The Claw! THE CLAW! *maniacal laughter*

You could film your own Foodie Horror Film!
Barb said…
We love baked beans and cole slaw with Bar-B-Q chicken sandwiches! I'll give your recipes a try.
Michelle said…
I like the sound of your cole slaw recipe. I never seem to find quite the right recipe. Will be trying yours.
Pallas Renatus said…
I'm making an excuse to make those beans ASAP. Oh my.
Looks fantastic, such a wonderful comfort food, I can eat that nonstop :) thanks for sharing
-chuckle- The *box* has returned. LOL...

Must be the other day (when it didn't come up), was just a fluke.

Actually, I guess I'd kind of miss it, if it really disappeared.

NO! I didn't say that!

Regina: "Magic here is unpredictable."