Sam Jones Barbecue’s Baked Beans

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Sam Jones Barbecue’s Baked Beans

Eastern North Carolina pitmaster Sam Jones of the Skylight Inn family has his own new restaurant, Sam Jones BBQ, in Winterville, N.C. He was nice enough to share the recipe for the most popular side at the restaurant: these baked beans. Enjoy! Be sure to read our March 2016 profile of Jones.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 large bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, diced

1/2 large white onion peeled, trimmed and diced

3/4 pound ground beef, 80-20 mix

2 (28-ounce) cans pork beans, liquid drained off

1 1/2 cups ketchup

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat oil in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Saute diced green pepper and onion for about 5 minutes. Add ground beef, stir and continue cooking until meat is fully cooked.

Combine beef, green pepper and onion with pork beans, ketchup, brown sugar and yellow mustard in a 13-inch-by-9-inch baking dish. Stir to fully combine. Bake for about 45 minutes.

Yield: 12-15 servings.

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