Carolina Barbecue Beans

Carolina Barbecue Beans

Sabrina S. Baksh / Regarding BBQ Inc.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 1 mins
Total: 21 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
488 Calories
8g Fat
86g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 488
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 561mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 86g 31%
Dietary Fiber 18g 64%
Protein 20g
Calcium 159mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These Carolina-style barbecue beans combine cider vinegar and ketchup to give them that Southern barbecue flavor. While this recipe calls for a can of pork and beans as a base, you can use additional lima and kidney beans with some smoked pork to give it a delicious flavor.


  • 1 15-ounce/450 mL can pork and beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15-ounce/450 mL can red kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15-ounce/450 mL can lima beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 3/4 cup/180 mL ketchup
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL sugar
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL  cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL mustard
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  3. Sauté onion and garlic in butter. Add ketchup, sugar, cider vinegar, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well blended.

  4. Pour into a large casserole dish and add other ingredients and stir to combine. Place in the hot oven and bake for one hour. Serve immediately.

  5. Enjoy!