Bacon Chops with BBQ Baked Beans

4 bacon chops/gammon steaks, approx. 150g each


Barbecue Sauce

5 tablesp. tomato ketchup

1 tablesp.  honey

1 tablesp. white wine vinegar

1 tablesp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tablesp. smoked paprika

½ teasp. cayenne pepper


Baked Beans

2 tablesp. olive oil

1 red onion, peeled and finely diced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

1 large carrot, peeled and finely chopped

1 stick of celery, finely chopped

2 x 400g tins of cannellini beans, drained

300ml passata

2 teasp. thyme, chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


To serve:  Potato Wedges

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Bacon Chops with BBQ Baked Beans

This barbecue sauce also goes really well with pork chops, burgers and steaks.

Serves 4
Cooking time: 45 minutes
To Cook

Preheat the oven Gas Mark 5, 180°C (350°F).

To make the barbecue sauce: simply combine all the ingredients, taste and season.

Brush the bacon chops with about a tablespoon of the barbecue sauce.  Set them aside until you are ready to cook them.  Reserve a tablespoon of the barbecue sauce to use when cooking the chops.

To cook the beans:  Heat the oil in a medium saucepan.  Add the onion, garlic, carrot and celery and sauté over a medium heat until they begin to soften, about 10 minutes.  Then add the beans, passata, thyme and remaining barbecue sauce.   Season with a little salt and black pepper.  Cover and bring to the boil then reduce to a slow simmer and allow to cook for half an hour.

When you are ready to cook the chops place under a hot grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the chops.  Brush the reserved barbecue sauce over the chops for the last few minutes.  This will give them a lovely glaze.

Serve the chops with the bbq baked beans and potato wedges.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chops with the bbq baked beans and potato wedges.


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