Easy Beans for Summer Picnics

While it’s true that nothing is quite so easy as opening a can of baked beans, it takes just 10 minutes of hands-on preparation to make your own. Try these barbecued beans for your next picnic or cook-out.

Easy Barbecued Beans


  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a casserole dish and baked covered for one hour.