10 Tasty Side Dishes for BBQs


Juicy burgers, sauce-drenched rib racks, and tangy hot wings are just a few of the foods commonly found at non-vegetarian cookouts. Balance out a main course of protein-packed meat with veggies and carb-heavy recipes like the 10 side dishes featured in our slideshow.

Jalapeno Baked Beans (1 of 10)

Jalapeno Baked Beans

Jalapeno Baked Beans(1 of 10)


We’re starting with jalapeno baked beans because really, what cookout doesn’t have baked beans? We like our baked beans with jalapeno slices because it tones down the sweetness from the brown sugar and barbecue sauce.


  • 12 slices bacon, 6 cooked and crumbled and 6 uncooked
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, chopped
  • 4 large cans of beans, drained
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 chipotle peppers, minced


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Saute onions, peppers and jalapenos until tender.
  3. Add the beans, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, ketchup, mustard and chipotles, and bring the mixture a simmer.
  4. Pour the flavored beans into an aluminum pan and top with the uncooked slices of bacon.
  5. Bake for 1.5 hours, until sauce is thick and bubbly.