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Cider and Bacon Beans

BT Toronto | posted Friday, May 19th, 2017

Ideal grill: gas

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: about 1¼ hours

Special equipment:
3-quart Dutch oven

Serves: 8


3  cups fresh apple cider
3  tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1/3  cup ketchup
2  tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1  tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4  slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1  large yellow onion, finely chopped
4  cans (each 15 ounces) white kidney (cannellini) beans, rinsed
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper


  1. Prepare the grill for direct and indirect cooking over low heat (250° to 350°F).
  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring the cider to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1½ cups, about 10 minutes. Add the brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce and whisk until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  1. Place a 3-quart Dutch oven over direct low heat, add the bacon and cook until crisp and browned, 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the onion and cook until golden, 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the beans and the cider mixture and stir well. Bring to a simmer. Slide the Dutch oven over indirect low heat and cook, uncovered, with the grill lid closed, until the cooking liquid has reduced by about half, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from the grill and let stand for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.

©2012 Weber-Stephen Products LLC. Recipe from Weber’s Smoke™ by Jamie Purviance. Used with permission.

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