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Who makes good BBQ Baked Beans?

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

I sort of need to know.

Thank you.

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  1. 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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    1. re: bulavinaka

      Thanks b.

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

      1. re: ipsedixit

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

    2. 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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      1. re: Jwsel


        That bring back some fond childhood memories.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          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.

        2. re: Jwsel

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

          1. re: Jwsel

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

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

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

              1. 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. The ones at Wood Ranch are serviceable.

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

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

                      1. 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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                        1. re: wienermobile

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

                          1. re: wienermobile

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

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