Everyone loves beans at a barbecue. These have a nice root beer taste, but you can also use Dr Pepper, Cherry Coke, or the Southern favorite, RC Cola, for a distinctive flavor. Don’t use any diet drinks, as they get bitter when cooked.
This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Soda Pop project.
- 1Cook the bacon with the onions in a medium saucepan over a grill or side burner until the bacon is brown and crisp, and the onions have become transparent and are just starting to brown.
- 2Add all of the remaining ingredients.
- 3Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often, until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove the celery and serve the beans hot.
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