Make our Dinosaur Bar-B-Que BBQ Beans Recipe at home. BBQ Beans are the perfect side dish for your next grilling or BBQ adventure.
Photo by Thomas Hawk
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que BBQ Beans
A Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Copycat Recipe
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a restaurant, blues venue and biker bar chain that first opened in 1988 on Willow Street in downtown Syracuse and now has 7 locations in upstate New York and New York City.
In May 2009, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que was voted America’s best barbecue in ABC’s Good Morning America poll. Approximately 4000 out of the 7500 participants in the poll chose Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Mutha Sauce
This recipe calls for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Mutha Sauce or other BBQ Sauce, of choice. If you have a favorite homemade or store bought BBQ Sauce, use it in the beans and they will be amazing.
But to get the authentic flavor you get at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, you need to use their Mutha Sauce. You can find it in some supermarkets or order it online.
But the easiest and best thing to do is just make some yourself — with our recipe, of course. (You KNEW we were going to say that, didn’t you? 😉 )
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que BBQ Beans Recipe
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1/2 large Onion chopped
- 3/4 cup chopped Green Pepper
- 1 pinch each Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste
- 3 large cloves Garlic peeled and chopped
- 8 ounces Hot Italian Sausage removed from casing
- Two 28-ounce cans Baked Beans such as Bush's
- 3/4 cup Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Mutha Sauce or other BBQ Sauce of choice
- 1 tablespoon Creole Mustard such as Zatarain's, or Spicy Brown Mustard, of choice
- 1 tablespoon Cider Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Creole Seasoning store bought or homemade
- 1 tablespoon Molasses
- Pour olive oil into a large saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and heat until hot and shimmering.
- Add onions, peppers, salt and pepper. Cook until onions are soft and translucent.
- Add garlic. Cook for 1 more minute.
- Crumble sausage into the pan. Cook, chopping to break the meat into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until sausage is browned and all pink has disappeared.
- While sausage is cooking, drain off some of the bean liquid in each can so that it's at the same height as the beans.
- Add both cans of beans to cooked veggies and sausage. Stir to combine.
- Turn heat down to medium-low.
- Add remaining ingredients. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately. Or store, covered, in the refrigerator, until ready to serve. Reheat before serving.
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