Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet, saute the chopped onion in the butter until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.
In a medium to large casserole dish (2 1/2 to 3 quarts), combine the remaining ingredients. Add the sauteed onions and mix well.
Move over, Josh Hartnett -- as that poster proves, you're not he only stud in town.
(Photos Nate Lankford For The Washington Post)
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Bison Burger Cookout (The Washington Post, Sep 26, 2004)
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Summer Wine Shindig (The Washington Post, Sep 5, 2004)
Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until piping hot. Serves 4 to 6.
Adapted from "How to Eat Like a Republican," by Susanne Grayson Townsend (Villard, 2004).
Per serving (based on 12): 275 calories, 9 gm protein, 53 gm carbohydrates, 4 gm fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 1 gm saturated fat, 3914 mg sodium, 8 gm dietary fiber
Don't want to cook? These full-of-beans barbecue joints will do it for you.
Half Moon Bar-B-Que. 8235 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-585-1290. www.halfmoonbbq.com Come to this casual restaurant for old-fashioned barbecue beans -- especially tasty with the highly popular pork spare ribs.
Kloby's Backyard Barbecue. 2327 N. Rolling Rd., Baltimore. 410-298-7931. www.klobybbq.com Opened just four months ago, Kloby's strives to evoke the atmosphere of your own backyard. Inside the restaurant, you'll find a chain-link fence, picnic tables and wind chimes. Beans come smoked in beef broth with molasses and cumin.
Old Hickory Grille. 15420 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 301-421-0204 www.oldhickorygrille.com At this family-owned restaurant, the beans' secret ingredient is "liquid smoke."
Red Hot & Blue. Multiple locations in Virginia and Maryland, including 1600 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-276-7427 www.redhotandblue.com Order the "Downright Addictive Barbecue Beans:" the name says all you need to know.
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. Multiple locations, including 2418 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-2558. www.rocklands.com The "tart" baked beans come in a light tomato sauce -- but for a change try the garlicky red beans with rice.