Hickory House Baked Beans

Hickory House Baked Beans
The original Hickory House recipe for this popular side dish called for navy beans, but author Rick Bayless prefers pintos.Christopher Hirsheimer

The original Hickory House recipe for this popular side dish called for navy beans, but author Rick Bayless prefers pintos.

Hickory House Baked Beans
The original Hickory House recipe for this popular side dish called for navy beans, but author Rick Bayless prefers pintos.
Yield: serves 4-6

Ingredients

  • 12 large red or green bell pepper
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans, drained or 3-3 1/2 cups drained cooked pinto or navy beans
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. worcestershire

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Stem and seed bell pepper, cut into 14" pieces, and put into a 2-quart or 8" x 8" baking dish. Add beans, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and 12 cup water to dish and mix well.
  2. Drizzle worcestershire sauce on top. Bake until top is glazed-looking and browned, the beans start to peek up from the liquid, and the liquid is bubbling vigorously around the edges, 45-60 minutes. Let cook slightly before serving.