Baked beans are a classic side dish for your Labor Day BBQ. Here’s a tasty recipe that is easy to prepare in your slow cooker.

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Ingredients:

1 onion, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbs vegetable oil
4 cups water, plus additional hot water as needed
1 lb dried navy beans, picked over and rinsed
1/2 cup plus 2 tbs barbecue sauce
1/2 cup brewed coffee
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
4 slices bacon
1 tbs prepared brown mustard
hot sauce
salt and pepper

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Preparation:

Microwave onion, garlic, and oil in bowl, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker.

Stir water, beans, 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, coffee, sugar, and bacon slices into slow cooker. Cover and cook until beans are tender, 9-11 hours on low, or 5-7 on high.

Discard bacon slices. Stir in remaining 2 tbs barbecue sauce and mustard and let sit until thickened slightly, about 10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste and serve. This dish can be held on warm setting for 1 to 3 hours before serving. Loosen with additional hot was as needed before serving.

This recipe and images are courtesy of Pass The Sushi.

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