Copycat Recipe: Yard House restaurant Baked Beans

The recipe for Yard House Baked Beans is relatively simple to prepare and is rich with flavor. These beans are neither too sweet nor too spicy. I think you will agree these are the perfect for a potluck.

1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 cup chopped green onion
1 to 2 jalapeños, minced, or to taste (seeding the jalapeños will minimize their heat)
4 cups cooked pinto beans (from about 1 pound dry, or about 3 drained 15-ounce cans)
2 cups chicken broth or 2 cups of pinto bean liquid from boiling
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup prepared barbecue sauce (Bulls-Eye brand works well)
2 to 4 tablespoons puréed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or to taste
2 teaspoons Tabasco, or to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat a medium heavy-bottom pot over medium-high heat until hot. Add
the olive oil, garlic, green onions and jalapeño and sauté,
stirring constantly, until the garlic is aromatic and golden, about
2 minutes.

Stir in the pinto beans, chicken broth, brown sugar, barbecue
sauce, puréed chipotle peppers and Tabasco sauce. Bring the mixture
to a boil, stirring frequently to avoid burning the mixture, then
reduce the heat to a simmer.

Continue to cook just until the beans begin to break apart, about
15 to 20 minutes. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning and
heat as desired. Smash some of the beans slightly with the back of
a spoon and stir to thicken the texture. The beans will keep,
covered and refrigerated, for up to 4 days.

Serves 6-8

Source: LA Times

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