Posted on June 12, 2012

Strawberry Jalapeño BBQ Bake Beans

strawberry-jalapen%cc%83o-bbq-bake-beans01{In honor of our last post, and some recent blogging inspiration, McCutcheon’s Blog is proud to announce its first partnership with a fellow Frederick, MD blogger. Writer, recipe-creative, food-taste-tester, and Frederick culture sleuth from Food and Frederick will be guest posting on McCutcheon’s blog once every month. For months now McCutcheon’s Blog and Food and Frederick have played off one another’s culinary conquests. Now, we intend to bring together our shared passions for local flavors. Check out Food and Frederick’s debut recipe.}

Hello to my fellow McCutcheon’s fans! My name is Sarah and I write another local blog, I tend to write mostly about food and a little about life in Frederick among other things. I’m a huge fan of the McCutcheon’s products and Christy was so kind to ask me to guest post over here on the McCutcheon’s blog. Needless to say, I was thrilled. She challenged me to come up with a recipe that incorporated one of the many products sold at their factory store, but I got to pick which one. I had a few ideas, but with the official first day of Summer right around the corner, I knew a backyard barbecue appropriate dish was going to be the winner. I’m a big fan of fruity barbecue sauces so the Strawberry Jalapeno Sauce was an easy selection. This recipe is relatively simple to put together, but will make an excellent addition to any summer meal. I hope you enjoy!


McCutcheon’s Strawberry Jalapeno Barbecue Baked Beans

(inspired by this recipe)


1 cup McCutcheon’s Strawberry Jalapeno Barbecue Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons Worcestershire
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon mustard (I used stone ground since that’s what I had)
3 cups Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
Sea Salt to Taste


Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix all ingredients through the beans in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the beans and salt to taste. Transfer to a casserole dish and allow to bake for one hour uncovered.

There’s definitely a little bit of gradual heat from the barbecue sauce but if you want a little more of a kick mix a diced jalapeno (seeds removed) into the beans and sauce mixture before transferring to the casserole dish.


Thanks Food and Frederick for the ultimate summer dish. Just in time for the lazy, hazy days of Maryland summers. I intend to make this for that Father’s Day treat for sure.