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DIY Baked Beans & Bacon

Do it yourself and make the family favourite of baked beans on the BBQ for the perfect side dish!

DIY Baked Beans & Bacon
  • 5hrs
  • 45 mins
  • Side
  • 10
  • Easy


  • 800g Dried Navy Beans
  • 2.4 l Water
  • 450 g Bacon
  • 1 large Onion (chopped)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 300 ml Maple syrup
  • 3 Sliced Apples
  • 110g Butter
  • 175g Brown Sugar


  • Rinse the beans thoroughly and discard any bad ones. Place the beans in a large BBQ sauce pot and add enough water to cover them to about 2" higher. Bring the beans to a rolling boil, and allow to boil for abour 2 minutes, then remove the beans from the heat, cover, and allow to stand for 1 hour.
  • Drain and rinse the beans (discarding the liquid). Return the beans to the pot and cover them with 10 cups of fresh water. Bring the beans to the boil again, then reduce the heat and allow them to simmer for 30 minutes. Drain the beans, reserving 1/2 cup of the liquid to use later.
  • Line the bottom of the pot or an 8 pint oven-proof baking dish with the bacon. In a large bowl combine the beans, onion, salt and mustard then spoon the bean mixture over the bacon, and pour over the maple syrup.
  • Clean and prepare the barbecue. Preheat the barbecue to 180C and set it up for an indirect heat. When the barbecue reaches cooking temperature, place the bean pot on an area of the grill away from direct heat. Place the lid on the pot, and cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. If the beans start to dry out, add a little of the reserved liquid.
  • After 3 hours arrange the apple slices over the top of the baked beans, covering them completely. In a small bowl, combine the softened butter and brown sugar and spread over the apples. Replace the lid and cook for another 30 minutes. Lift the lid and stir the beans well to mix the apples in. Replace the lid and cook for another 30 minutes or until the beans and apple are tender. 
  • Remove the beans from the BBQ, stirring well, and serve up as a delicious side order to ribs or grilled chicken and sweet potato fries.