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Barbecued Bean Salad

This tangy, hearty salad is a refreshing dish to serve at a summertime picnic. Mild spices blend nicely with the beans and garden ingredients. Be prepared to bring home an empty bowl. —Linda Ault, Newberry, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + standing Cook: 1-1/2 hours + chilling
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large kettle, cover beans with water; bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans; return to the kettle. Cover with water again and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender.
  • Drain and rinse beans; place in a large bowl and cool to room temperature. Add the onion, peppers and corn; toss.
  • In a saucepan, combine all dressing ingredients; simmer for 10 minutes. Pour over vegetables and mix well. Cover and chill.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 138 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Beth
    Jan 28, 2021

    This is in our permanent rotation every "hot dog" night. We're a vegan household, so the "hot dogs" are soy, and I used vegan Worcestershire sauce in the recipe. So unbelievably good. Looking forward to bringing this to a barbecue or potluck when we can all start mingling again!

  • erindumont59
    Aug 4, 2016

    Frankly, chilled BBQ beans didn't really sound so great, but the good reviews encouraged me to try it. I didn't wait for them to be chilled, but had a taste while they were still a bit warm. Wonderful! I used a red onion in mine, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. Do try this dish!

  • delowenstein
    Oct 1, 2015

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  • 1952diane
    Jul 19, 2013

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  • hancock2080
    Jan 18, 2012

    I took this side dish to a 4-H banquet and it was a hit. We absolutely love these beans!

  • Trilby Yost
    Sep 2, 2010

    This was a big hit with the guys at our latest barbecue. The gals liked it too, and even the kids ate lots of it.