Never made b-b-q'd beans before but they were awesome. I took them out of the oven about an hour before dinner and we ate every last bit of them before dinner time, lol! I gave a small casserole of them to my good neighbor but we ate the rest of the one pound! Didn't ever have dinner, thanks to tummies full of these awesome beans! Even funnier, I don't like beans!
1 lb dried large lima/butter beans (could probably adjust recipe to use canned butter beans)
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs salad oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup ketsup
1/2 cup br sugar, packed
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard (I forgot to put that in the recipe, lol)
6 slices bacon
Cover beans with 5 cups cold water. Refrigerate overnight, covered. Following day, put bens and liquid into a 5 qt kettle. Add 1 tsp saltl and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently until tender and liquid is almost absorbed. (Recipe says for 1 hr but that seemed too long, they got a bit soft).
In the meantime, make the sauce:
Put 2 Tbs vegetable oil in large saucepan. Heat the oil then saute onion in oil until tender, about 5 mins. Add remaining sauce ingredients and add 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and then simmer uncovered 5 mins, stirring occasionally.
Drain beans, reserving 1/4 cup liquid (I didn't have enough to reserve liquid.) Mix well. Turn into 2 qt casserole and bake covered 1 hr. I didn't bake one hour because the beans were already very soft. Arrange cooked, drained bacon over the top and bake uncovered 10 mins.