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Who makes good BBQ Baked Beans?

ipsedixit Aug 17, 2013 09:10 PM

At this point I will settle for just "good".

I sort of need to know.

Thank you.

  1. JAB Aug 19, 2013 07:24 AM

    My wife. Let's see, my wife's baked beans for some of your Mom's...

    1. Tripeler Aug 19, 2013 06:31 AM

      There are quite a number of brands of BBQ Baked Beans in nearly every supermarket. I happen to like a different style of BBQ beans named Ranch Style Beans. In any case, good ones are not hard to find.

      1. wienermobile Aug 19, 2013 12:10 AM

        My favorite were from the old Love's BBQ but I don't think there are any location left or are there? Here is the easy recipe at this link:

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          wienermobile Aug 19, 2013 12:14 AM

          I found a Love's BBQ location in of all places Jakarta, Indonesia

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            Tripeler Aug 19, 2013 06:33 AM

            In fact, Jakarta seems to be the only location right now.

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          Jase Aug 18, 2013 09:04 PM

          I like the beans from the deli inside Bob's Market in Santa Monica.

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            maudies5 Aug 18, 2013 08:55 PM

            Trader Joes makes a damned good canned version. Had them tonight with our incredible Wyoming Burgers from Lobels.

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              mc michael Aug 18, 2013 07:14 AM

              The ones at Wood Ranch are serviceable.

              1. Servorg Aug 18, 2013 06:43 AM

                I thought the spicy version at Swinging Door http://swingindoortexasbbq.com/ were good. It's too bad all the Mr. Cecil's are gone. I didn't like their meat, but the beans were excellent.

                1. LA Buckeye Fan Aug 18, 2013 04:07 AM

                  I love the beans, Mac salad and brisket at hoggly woggolys. Not much else. Beans are sweet.

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                    wellbaked Aug 17, 2013 11:42 PM

                    Please try Bush's grillin beans. Bake 1 hr. 325-350. Will surprise ya !

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                      Jwsel Aug 17, 2013 09:25 PM

                      It depends on what kind of beans you like. I grew up on Love's baked beans, so I like super sweet, very thick beans. The closest I've found are at The Bear Pit in Mission Hills.

                      Unfortunately, almost everything else I've tried there has been awful. So I sometimes drive out to The Bear Pit from Sherman Oaks, get a quart of beans and a jar of their sweet BBQ sauce and then get some brisket at Smoke City (where I find the meats are great, but the sides fairly mediocre and the sauces not to my taste).

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                        ipsedixit Aug 17, 2013 09:37 PM


                        That bring back some fond childhood memories.

                        1. re: ipsedixit
                          foodiemahoodie Aug 18, 2013 12:25 AM

                          Include me on Love's beans.

                          There are Love's BBQ bean recipes out there.

                          One feature is the "bark" - which are the dried (but not burnt tips) and hard (and smokey stuff) cut off port roasts. They'd add these to the beans. So you have to find a way to replicate that. Very meaty ribs. Made with red beans.

                          They were awesome.

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                          Dirtywextraolives Aug 17, 2013 09:53 PM

                          My husband is so in your camp.....grew up on Loves...Bear Pit is a nostalgic favorite for him...

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                            GHF Aug 18, 2013 12:14 AM

                            If you like sweet and thick you should try the ones at the Honeybaked ham store

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                            bulavinaka Aug 17, 2013 09:18 PM

                            I don't know if Bludso's is the best but I like their's a lot. Great on steamed rice along with rib tips and brisket.

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                              ipsedixit Aug 17, 2013 09:21 PM

                              Thanks b.

                              It's odd but personally I've never enjoyed BBQ baked beans over steamed rice. Odd, I know.

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                                raizans Aug 17, 2013 10:00 PM

                                i like it only with converted rice. it needs to be dry and toothy, imo.

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