A slightly sweet, tasty pork free baked beans recipe that is still full of delicious BBQ appropriate flavor and perfect for the dish to take to your next potluck BBQ.
I’m participating in the 2020 Juneteenth Cookout Takeover.
This is a collaboration established to encourage the celebration of Juneteenth via a virtual cookout compiled and made of a collective of Black foodies, chefs, home cooks.
A celebration of freedom to commemorate the end of slavery, and to magnify food traditions of black families through an amazing compilation of culinary creatives.
Juneteenth, formed from the merging of the words/date June Nineteenth, marks the date in 1865 that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom.
And for over 150 years since, this day has been celebrated and observed as a holiday with a wide range of food traditions that tell a story of the tenacity of a people.
I share with you my recipe for Pork Free Baked Beans. But continue on for a variety of dishes across all categories that are collectively brought to your virtual (and physical if you choose) table.
Do you ever get invited to a BBQ and want to take something but don't know what? Don't have a lot of time? Or just don't wanna be in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove?
Well if you answered yes to any of these, or have another reason I didn't mention, this recipe will solve all of your problems. Well, at least the one concerned with what you should take the BBQ…
When I was kid people didn’t say baked beans, they said pork and beans. Because there was always inevitably some form of pork in the beans. Whether it was hot dog pieces, bacon or whatever.
But what happens if you don’t eat pork?
Do you have to give up the tasty BBQ dish that is baked beans?
This recipe is pork free cause y'all know I stay making beef and pork modifications. And the best part, is I make them taste darn good!
Did you know that unless you get the vegetarian version of baked beans, many brands still contain some form of pork or pork by-product?
So for this recipe, you have to get the vegetarian version and we’ll add our own meat.
You ready to find out how? Let’s go!
All you need is 4 cans of the vegetarian baked beans (I typically use Bushes brand). Some brown sugar, green peppers and a bit of seasoning.
These are one of the simplest BBQ sides you will prepare.
Here is the recipe and instructions for you.