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Rach's Skillet Barbecue Beans is a yummy BBQ side dish you can make with canned pinto beans or black beans—whatever you have in the pantry!
For Cheesy Barbecue Beans, use any easy melting cheese such as shredded cheddar or pepper Jack (about 1 ½ cups). Cover pan handle with foil to protect it under broiler, and broil cheese to brown before serving.
Rach's Swap: You can use 1 cup ketchup instead of the tomato sauce, but also cut down the brown sugar to 2 tablespoons.
For the ultimate BBQ menu, serve these beans on the side along with Rach's Nacho Dogs, Chicago Dogs, Swiss Cheese Burgers With Horseradish-Ranch Sauce, Big Smack Burgers With Special Sauce AND John's Boozy Coffee Egg Cream Cocktail.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon, if using, and render 2 to 3 minutes. Add onions and season lightly with salt and heavily with coarse black pepper and soften a few minutes, then add garlic, grated or chopped, and stir a minute. Add vinegar, Worcestershire, sugar, tomato sauce, mustard and pimenton, then stir. Add beans and simmer 20 minutes to thicken and reduce sauce at a low bubble. Cover to keep warm and reheat to serve. Garnish beans with scallions.