Smoky Three Bean Bake

These beans are a delicious side dish to your favorite dinner.


  • applewood-smoked bacon slices, chopped
  • 2 C onion, finely chopped
  • 1 C green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 C no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/3 C packed brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 (15 oz.) can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can organic Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat Memphis Grill to 325 degrees F.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon to pan, and sauté for 5 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving 1 1/2 Tbsp drippings in pan.
  4. Set bacon aside. Add 2 C onion, bell pepper and minced garlic to drippings in pan, and sauté for 6 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and cool slightly.
  5. Combine tomato sauce and the next 8 ingredients (through red pepper) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in onion mixture and beans.
  6. Spoon bean mixture into an 11 x 7-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray, and sprinkle with reserved bacon. Cover and bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!