Arnett’s Baked Beans

*May 2015* Not my favorite beans recipe. Made them on the Big Green Egg and they were too thick and smoky flavored.

1 large can Campbell pork and beans
1/2 pound bacon diced
1 medium onion
1 green bell pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Saute bacon. Add onion and green pepper. Add brown sugar, ketchup, W. sauce. Mix with pork and beans. Bake for 2/12 – 3 hours.

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Kickin’ Chicken

10-14 chicken drumsticks
1 teaspoon cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup orange juice or water
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons molasses or maple-flaovred syrup
Optional: couple dashes of hot pepper sauce (Frank’s)

  1. Skin chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In medium saucepan, cook garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in BBQ sauce, ketchup, juice, brown sugar, and molasses; heat through.
  4. Carefully brush chicken with sauce, turning to coat with additional sauce. Cook until chicken is 180 degrees.

BBQ Meatballs in the Crockpot

These are super-easy and fast to make, and there never seems to enough to go around. Anytime we have a party at our house, my husband’s friends are always making sure we’re serving these!

1 bag of frozen meatballs (we usually get the huge Costco size)
3 cups ketchup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp cooking sherry

  1. Set crockpot temperature on ‘low’ and dump in meatballs (as many as you would like – we do about 3/4 of the bag, or the entire bag, depending on how many people we’re serving.)
  2. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for sauce and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour over meatballs and stir altogether to make they are completely covered.
  4. Cook for 3 hours on ‘low’ (stirring occasionally) then put on ‘warm’ until you are ready to serve.

Source: Nancy Green

Fall-off-the-Bone BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Another easy recipe that takes little preparation and time. We like to do this on Sunday, and let them bake while we are gone to church. When we come home, nearly all the work is done, and they just need to be placed on the grill for a few minutes. Easy-peasy, and very tasty!

rack of baby back ribs
salt, pepper & Lawry’s seasoning
Reynolds baking bag
a little flour
1/4 cup water
your favorite barbecue sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay out ribs and sprinkle with salt, pepper and Lawry’s seasoning
  3. In the Reynold’s baking bag, lightly flour the bag (just to coat it) and add 1/4 cup of water.
  4. Place ribs in bag and seal. Poke holes in the top to let the steam escape.
  5. Bake in oven for 2 1/2 hours.
  6. Remove from oven and bag. Spread on your favorite BBQ sauce and place on the grill to heat them up (only about 5 minutes)

* Don’t grill the ribs too long or else they will dry out and the sugar from the BBQ sauce could burn.

Source: Kim Rawlins