BBQ Beans Recipe: Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, Marietta

WILLIAMSON BROS. BAR-B-Q

1425 Roswell Road, Marietta, 770-971-3201, www.williamsonbros.com

Q: My husband loves Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, especially the BBQ beans. I have no idea how to make them. Please ask if they will share the recipe. — Pat Garrett, Powder Springs

A: The BBQ beans served at all three locations of Williamson Bros. take some simple baked beans and dress them up with two things the restaurants have plenty of — barbecue sauce and chopped pork. Add a little mustard and a little onion and you have a dish so popular you can buy it to go by the pint, quart or gallon. Owners Danny and Larry Williamson suggest that if you don’t have chopped barbecue pork on hand, and aren’t close enough to one of their restaurants to buy a half-pound to make this dish, you can substitute chopped baked pork chops. But there’s no reason not to use their barbecue sauce since you can buy it at the restaurants or at Kroger, Publix, Ingles, Sam’s Club or BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Williamson Bros. BBQ Beans

Hands on: 5 minutes Total time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Makes: 1 quart baked beans

1 (28-ounce) can baked beans (not pork and beans)

1/2 pound chopped pork barbecue

1 cup Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q sauce, choice of flavors; or other barbecue sauce

1 medium onion, chopped

1 teaspoon dry mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees In a large bowl, combine beans, barbecued pork, sauce, onion and mustard. Pour into greased 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Bake about 1 hour or until beans are bubbling throughout. If desired, pour a little extra barbecue sauce over the top about halfway through cooking time.

Per serving: 169 calories (percent of calories from fat, 22), 9 grams protein, 26 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fiber, 4 grams fat (1 gram saturated), 15 milligrams cholesterol, 663 milligrams sodium.

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