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Elizabeth’s Perfectly Pink BBQ Beans

Elizabeth’s Perfectly Pink BBQ Beans

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This family favorite was featured on the Pink Beans bag for decades and hails from Elizabeth Hayward – Gordon Hayward’s wife and 2nd generation bean enthusiast.


  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Pink Beans
  • 8-10 cups cold water
  • 1/2 pound salt pork or ham hock
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 medium onion, chopped


  1. Rinse and sort beans. 
  2. In a large heavy pot, cover beans with water, and add salt pork or ham hock. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Add remaining seasonings, and simmer until beans are tender. Add additional water as necessary.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

onions ham pink beans salt pork molasses