5-Ingredient Barbecue Bacon Baked Beans

These 5-ingredient barbecue bacon baked beans are easy and delicious! They’re the perfect side dish to your favorite grilled meal and great for parties! [this post contains affiliate links.]

Do you have any idea how hard it is to make something from scratch using only FIVE ingredients?

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Really hard. Okay, well maybe I should elaborate to say that it’s difficult to make a Memorial Day barbecue-friendly dish (think potato salad or mac and cheese) and only using 5 ingredients. It’s hard! I struggled.

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But when my friends at All Clad presented me with the challenge to create a 5-ingredient seasonal dish that is prepared in their d5 4-quart All-In-One pan… I of course accepted. I’m not one to turn down a challenge, like the time when our friend Dave dared me to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon (not my finest moment). Although, that was a disaster, 5-ingredient recipe developing doesn’t have to be and I may just have a few tricks up my sleeve. 1: use BACON! 2: involve barbecue sauce 3. be OKAY with taking necessary shortcuts … hey sometimes it happens.

All-Clad d5 Stainless-Steel 4-Qt. All-In-One Pan

But first let’s talk about this pan. It’s a beauty, is it not? I personally love the stainless collection. It’s simple and classic. My other stainless pans have the long handle, which is so totally fine, but I really love that this pan has the loop side handles. It makes it easy to go from stove top to oven. I also am quite smitten with the size and depth of this pan. It will be my go-to pan to make skillet lasagnas, one-pan pasta dishes and many MANY more recipes.

Also, can we quickly talk about how easy this is to clean? I think stainless cookware has this reputation that food sticks like crazy and you have to scrub with all that you have to get it clean. I guess that could be true in some rare burnt-beyond-recognition sort of instances, but really it’s nothing that hot soapy water and a good scrubber won’t fix and is no different really than my non-stick pans. (And FYI if you want to get it back to sparkling condition, Bar Keepers Friend is my go to for cleaning my stainless pans and my enameled Dutch ovens.)

Soooo because it’s Friday… because Memorial Day weekend is NEXT WEEK… and because All-Clad is super generous and wants YOU to have one of these beautiful pans in your kitchen, they’re sponsoring this giveaway! Scroll to the bottom of this post for details on this gorgeous All Clad d5 stainless, 4-quart, All-In-One pan and the giveaway!

Now who doesn’t love the sound of 5 ingredient barbecue bacon baked beans??? Exactly.

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Start by chopping up 1/2 of a white onion or about 1/2 cup.

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And slice up 3 to 4 strips of applewood bacon. The better quality the bacon… the better the flavor. I make a special trip to the butcher to buy their superb bacon. Plus I can ask for 4 slices instead of having to buy an entire pound, which I like. Not that having extra bacon around is a bad thing.

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Add the onions and the bacon to a cool pan. Turn the heat to medium…

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…and give it a stir. Starting the ingredients in a cool pan is best to slowly render out the bacon fat.

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Here is where my third trick plays a part. If I was to make true “from scratch” beans I’d flip to page 183 in my cookbook *wink* but I would need quite a few more ingredients. Using organic baked beans is a-okay in my book, especially when on a 5-ingredient budget.

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So once the onions are tender and the bacon has cooked a bit…

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…add in 3 (15 ounce) cans of baked beans.

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Pour in 3/4 cup of homemade sweet barbecue sauce… now THIS I made from scratch.

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Pour in 2 tablespoons of un-sulphured molasses. I also added in some black pepper… but that’s totally optional and so I’m not counting that as one of the 5 ingredients. #makingtherulesasIgo

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Give that all a stir…

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…cover and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

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Once the hour is up, remove the lid and stir one last time before sliding the pan (uncovered) back into the oven for 10 to 15 more minutes, this will help thicken it up a smidgen more.

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Also, the beans will continue to thicken up as they cool.

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That’s all folks! Smoky bacon + sweet barbecue sauce = a deliciously easy baked bean dish!

These barbecue bacon baked beans go great with brats, burgers or hot dogs! DO IT.

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My cookbook Simply Scratch : 120 Wholesome Homemade Recipes Made Easy is now available! CLICK HERE for details and THANK YOU in advance!

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5-ingredient Barbecue Bacon Baked Beans

These 5-ingredient barbecue bacon baked beans are easy and delicious! They're the perfect side dish to your favorite grilled meal and great for parties!

Yield: 5 cup or about 10 servings

Prep Time: 20 to 25 minutes

Cook Time: about 1 hour 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 of a medium white onion (about 1/2 cup)

4 strips thick-cut (slab) Applewood smoked bacon, cut into pieces

2 cans baked beans (I buy organic)

3/4 cup homemade sweet barbecue sauce

2 tablespoons un-sulphured molasses

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large pan, add onions and bacon and then heat on medium

Cook until onions are soft, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.

Remove the pan off of the heat and add in the beans, barbecue sauce and black pepper and stir.

Cover the pan and slide it onto the middle rack of your preheated oven. Cook for 1 hour stirring every 20 minutes. When the hour is up, use pot holders to remove the lid and slide the pan back into your oven for 15 minutes.

Allow the beans to cool for a few minutes before serving. Season with black pepper to taste.

Beans will thicken up more as they cool.

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About The Pan:

All Clad d5 Stainless-Steel All-In-One Pan, 4-Qt.               

An essential for busy cooks, this multitasking pan combines All-Clad’s signature d5 heating capabilities with a wide, flat cooking surface for efficient searing and sautéing and plenty of room to cook family meals. Just add the lid for simmering and braising. Retails for $149.95 and is available to purchase at Williams-Sonoma.

·         Dimensions: 12 1/2″ diam., 2 3/4″ high; 4-qt. cap.; 6 lb. 2 oz. with lid.

·         Handcrafted in the USA.

·         Five bonded metal layers each serve a specific purpose for a noticeable difference in cooking performance.

·         Two aluminum layers, one to conduct and one to sustain heat.

·         Patented stainless-steel core diffuses heat for consistent results.

·         Magnetic stainless-steel exterior with a gleaming polished finish.

·         Two loop side handles take up less space on stovetop and for storage.

·         Sloped sides minimize spattering and make the pan easy to clean.

·         Easy-to-clean stainless-steel interior sears and browns food beautifully.

·         Ideal for use on any kind of cooktop, including induction. 

About The Giveaway:

Enter below and your good to go. This giveaway is running until the end of the month and is open to US residents only. This giveaway is now over.

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All-Clad was generous enough to gift me this pan to use in creating a 5-ingredient recipe and give an honest review. I’m a huge All-Clad fan, but my thoughts are my own and this pan doesn’t disappoint!

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106 Responses to “5-Ingredient Barbecue Bacon Baked Beans”

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    Nicole R — May 20, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Yum! I also love a creamy broccoli salad for my BBQ get togethers.

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    Roxana — May 20, 2016 at 10:08 am

    So perfect for the summer!

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    Naomi J. — May 20, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I now know what I’m contributing to the Memorial Day bbq! This looks easy to make and delish!

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    BobfromLongIsland — May 20, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Hard choice between baked beans and cole slaw!

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    Christy O — May 20, 2016 at 10:32 am

    I know what I had probably always came out of a can, but I would always get seconds (and thirds) of the baked beans. I’m powerless to anything with bacon and brown sugar. #sweettooth Can’t wait to try this recipe though. I can’t resist the opportunity to offer guests something from scratch. This pan would certainly help with this ;-D

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    Damaris — May 20, 2016 at 10:38 am

    This looks soo good!!. We love baked beans and potato salad at our family BBQ’s.

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    Abby — May 20, 2016 at 10:56 am

    We love Potato Salad at any BBQ!

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    Nguyet — May 20, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Potato salad is my favorite with BBQ but some good jalapeño cheddar bread is hard to beat too!

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    Angelica — May 20, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Toss up between potato salad or grilled corn on the cob.

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    Kristina N. — May 20, 2016 at 11:22 am

    My favorite side dish is a grilled vegetable platter! It’s so easy to do and usually a welcome addition of something light with so many heavier side dishes! Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!!!

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    Mary Claire — May 20, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    My go to side dish is sweet potatoes on the grill!!! YUM YUM

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    Corinne — May 20, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Yum!

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    Jenny — May 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I can never get enough corn on the cob in the summer. Grilled, with just a little butter — there’s nothing else like it!

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    Kim — May 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    A potato salad is the perfect companion to baked beans!

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    Heather S — May 20, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Corn on the cobb 🙂

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    Elle — May 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I love homemade potato salad.

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    Katie C — May 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    My favorite side is coleslaw!

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    Kent — May 20, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    My favorite side dish? Potato Salad of course.

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    Heather Taylor — May 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Cole slaw!

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    LindaSonia — May 20, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Favorite side is potato salad – Yum – o!

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    Laura — May 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Definitely char grilled corn!

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    HS — May 20, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I love Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad.

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    danielle — May 20, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    favorite BBQ side dish? I should probably pick one of your recipes . . . but I can only think of your meal ones and my most favorite sweet potatoes in your cookbook. But those aren’t really for a BBQ. I just love in-season summer fruit chopped in a big bowl. YUM.

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    Brenda Haines — May 20, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    So many to choose from! But, I’ll go with my mom’s potato salad. I can make it, but it’s never as god as hers. 🙂

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    Katie Hubbard — May 20, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Mac and Cheese!! or Homemade Brownies!!

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    judith — May 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    i’m all about the cornbread

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    Leslie — May 21, 2016 at 1:14 am

    I can’t narrow it down to just 1. Baked beans, cole slaw, and potato salad must all be included.

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    MaryB — May 21, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Baked beans and Cole slaw are my favorite bbq sides.

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    Ginger Fritz — May 21, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Raves for a variation of this bean casserole, with the addition of mustard, ketchup and brown sugar instead of molasses, and a bit more bacon with 3kinds of canned beans. Always yummy!

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    Rebekah — May 21, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Oh, yum! Baked Beans are a summertime staple! Thanks for another great recipe. I can just imagine these with some yummy crusty bread and BBQ ribs

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    Judy G — May 21, 2016 at 5:21 am

    I love baked beans and this recipe seems easy and delish. Good for summer fun.

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    KaySue — May 21, 2016 at 5:57 am

    I like to have chips with homemade salsas and dips.

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    Jamie — May 21, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Grilled jalapeño poppers are my favorite

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    Janet T — May 21, 2016 at 6:56 am

    My favorite BBQ side dish is coleslaw.

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    Pat Ferguson — May 21, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Tossup – potato salad and baked beans

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    Jill — May 21, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Perfect for our BBQ next weekend. 🙂

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    GerriAnn — May 21, 2016 at 7:48 am

    My favorite BBQ side dish is, naturally, beans, but creamed corn is just as indispensable on the menu!

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    Susan — May 21, 2016 at 8:10 am

    My favorite side is cole slaw.

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    cindy — May 21, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I like Macaroni Salad or Potato Salad

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    Debbie G — May 21, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Love All Clad…love beans…win win!

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    Lisa Roter — May 21, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Favorite side dish is Asian slaw

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    Katerina Sullivan — May 21, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Mac n cheese!

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    Barbara — May 21, 2016 at 10:51 am

    I just prepared cauliflower salad for a get-together. Everyone loved it.

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    HelenM — May 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Macaroni salad is my favorite side.

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    Phyllis — May 21, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I love potato salad.

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    Denimo — May 21, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Ohhh… your baked beans look perfect! And your give-a-way… also perfect! THANKS!

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    Jeanne Wilcox — May 21, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Baked beans so will have to try this recipe for sure. Coleslaw is a favorite and is very versatile.

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    Catherine l. — May 21, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    It’s a tie between potato salad, cold pasta salad or a fruit salad.

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    Stacia Bax — May 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    My favorite is potato salad

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    Annette — May 21, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    My favorite BBQ side dish is corn on the cob cooked on the pit. So sweet and good.

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    suzi — May 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    my fave side dish is grilled pineapple – just can’t get enough! thanks for the chance!

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    Melissa F — May 21, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    My favorite BBQ side dish is Jello Pretzel Salad. I know its a dessert, but I make it my side dish and would have it as the main course if I could. The saltiness of the pretzels and the sweetness of the strawberries and Jello-OH YEAH! Cannot wait until Memorial Day! I have never been a fan of baked beans, but your recipe looks yummy and with so little ingredients, I am going to try them out too for our menu. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway. Take care.

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    Jennifer W — May 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I love to make corn on the cob when I have barbecue. .

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    laurie dipietra — May 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    pasta salad

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    jan — May 21, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    corn on the cob- easy peasy.

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    Heidi — May 22, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Hard to choose…either corn on the cob or cole slaw, probably

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    Laura — May 22, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Hmm…. think I’m gonna have to go with fresh watermelon- slices only of course so that we can have seed-spitting contests!

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    kiki corcoran — May 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    my favorite is a caprese salad with homegrown fresh tomatoes, fresh garden grown basil and creamy fresh mozzarella cheese topped with balsamic vinegar!

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    Katie — May 22, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Grilled veggies are my favorite BBQ side!

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    Carly — May 22, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Good creamed corn is excellent but I think a light cole slaw takes the BBQ cake!

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    Becky Toler — May 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    These beans look yummy. Reminds me of the ones we had growing up. Macaroni salad is always another side for bbq.

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    Susan Broughton — May 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    My favorite side dish is baked beans or cole slaw

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    Kim Siehl — May 22, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I can’t wait to try this bean recipe. I’ve been looking for a new go to pan to replace by non-stick pan and this just may be it! Thanks!

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    Isabel Z — May 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I LOVE corn on the cob and baked beans are a close second. YUM!!!

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    ali lopez — May 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    baked beans for sure…cole slaw close second!

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    Donna K — May 22, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    POTATO SALAD!

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    Erin — May 22, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Broccoli salad is my fave side

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    Daniella — May 23, 2016 at 9:38 am

    My favorite dish would have to be Amish macaroni salad… so many to pick from!

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    April V — May 23, 2016 at 11:38 am

    baked beans & potato salad!

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    Alicia Hudson — May 23, 2016 at 11:40 am

    My favorite side dish is my mother’s potato salad – YUM!

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    Brittany Koelmel — May 23, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Baked beans or macaroni salad!!!

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    Marsha A. — May 23, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Corn on the cob is my favorite.

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    Kim — May 23, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Corn on the cob!

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    Sabrina — May 23, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    I love corn on the cob

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    Lisa Yelichek — May 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Definitely cole slaw and coney sauce for hot dogs! yum!

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    Gail — May 23, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    BBQ Beans and all kinds of slaws

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    Christyn — May 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    My favorite BBQ side? Macaroni salad…or baked beans…or corn bread…or potato salad! 🙂 I love them all!

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    Jen — May 23, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    My favorite sides are always the salads.

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    Brittney N — May 23, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I am a sucker for potato salad!

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    Starla B — May 23, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    Those look absolutely delicious. Drool worthy, for sure. My favorite bbq side dish is definitely potato salad!

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    DJ — May 23, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    My favorite is Deviled Eggs.

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    Emily — May 24, 2016 at 12:09 am

    I love to season and grill fresh veggies from my garden as a side. Green beans, zucchini or corn.

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    AshleyW — May 24, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Looks delicious!

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    suzanne — May 24, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Potato salad or cucumber salad!

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    Julie — May 24, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    watermelon!

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    Jocelynn — May 24, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    My fave is Mac and cheese!

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    Kim Henrichs — May 24, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I love macaroni salad!

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    Darren Aldridge — May 25, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Hard cooked eggs with russian dressing.

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    David — May 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I grew up in Texas, and in Texas you can’t have a bbq without potato salad.

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    Jessica To — May 25, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I like it with homemade French fries.

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    cheryl larimer — May 25, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Corn on the cob, in the husk on the grill is my favorite bbq side dish. This recipe looks delicious! Something to definitely add to our Monday BBQ.

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    Tracie Cooper — May 25, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    I love pasta salad! My email is traciemichelle0515@gmail.com

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    Kristen — May 26, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    My favorite is corn on the cob.

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    Jason — May 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I love potato salad

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    Tina W — May 26, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    I love beans and grilled corn when we barbecue.

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    Pamela — May 26, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I love corn on the cob on the grill. I do think that my favorite is baked beans.

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    Amy L — May 26, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Potato Salad with my “secret” ingredient – my husband’s home-canned sweet pickle relish.

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    ET Pruitt — May 26, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Broccoli salad is my favorite.

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    claudia davis — May 27, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    grilled corn on the cob is my fav bbq side dish

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    LaTanya — May 27, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    potato salad

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    Jeffrey — May 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    My favorite BBQ side dish is homemade macaroni and cheese! I like a mixture of cheeses like Gouda, Le Gruyere and Manchego.

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    Susan Christy — May 29, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Bobby Flay’s Southwest Potato Salad is my favorite BBQ side dish.

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    Valerie — May 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    MAC & CHEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!

    But this looks delish!

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    Lauren — May 30, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I like grilled corn.

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    Colleen Boudreau — May 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Taco salad!

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    Sarah — May 30, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Hush puppies!

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