Hearty, smoky, rich and flavorful Easy Skillet BBQ Baked Beans. Just 8 ingredients, no soaking of beans required. Easy and delicious!
You know when a recipe is so good you are all fighting over the last bite. That is how these Skillet Barbecue Baked Beans are. Even my 4 year old was shouting "yummy!" from the rooftops. It's no secret that my favorite flavor ever is BBQ. I think it tastes good with practically anything, but there is something so amazing and classic about barbecue baked beans. I grew up eating these, but they of course were usually made with bacon. Well, these are not only vegan and plant-based, but they are totally oil-free and super low-fat.
Guess what, you don't need bacon. Using 2 very key ingredients that make these beans to-die-for, is vegan worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke. Without these 2, you will not reach this rich, deep flavor. Liquid smoke gives that same amazing, rich, smoky flavor. Not only that, but I found THE most amazing liquid smoke, called Lazy Kettle, I have ever tasted. It is soooo flavorful, so authentic and honestly smells and tastes just like a wood chip from a barbecue pit from the days my Dad barbecued growing up. It was just a lucky find at Homegoods store of all places. It has no artificial flavor or colors either. I typically use Colgin brand, and that is good, but this stuff, I can't even express how amazing it is. It made these baked beans sooo authentic and amazing. So, if you can find this brand at your local Homegoods, I highly recommend getting some. Or, I happened to find it on Amazon too. Such good stuff. Read the reviews for yourself.
Anyways, back to these beans. No need for soaking, no need for all of that extra time. These beans are so easy and quick and ready in about an hour and yet, they taste like they have been simmering for hours. SO GOOD. Your house will smell straight up like a BBQ restaurant, no exaggeration. Serve these with whatever main you are having, some of my amazing Magic Vegan Cornbread Muffins and my BBQ Potato Salad and you are in total heaven and comfort food.
Just go make them! Be sure to leave me feedback below after you make them, I can't wait to hear what you think! I'm off to go make some more! I'd love to see your pics of the beans on Facebook and/or Instagram and use my tag #thevegan8 on IG so I will be sure to see it on my saved pics! I really hope you all love these Easy Skillet BBQ Baked Beans!
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