Side Dish | June 15, 2021

Best Baked Beans

Literally the best baked beans! Why? Besides the fact they are easy-using canned beans and adding extra goodness like bacon to it, they are a deep smokey flavorful side that will be the perfect addition to your meal.

WHAT ARE BAKED BEANS?

Baked beans can be made from scratch but with this recipe you don’t need to. This recipe called for both canned baked  beans and ingredients from your fridge and pantry  making it a semi-homemade meal. This recipe came down from my great great grandma and 100% is  famous for it.

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED

  • Canned  baked beans
  • bacon
  • brown sugar
  • dried mustard
  • tomato sauce
  • onion
  • jalapeno or bell pepper

WHAT BRAND OF CANNED BAKED BEANS DO I BUY?

I like to get the traditional flavor baked beans in tomato sauce. It doesn’t necessarily matter what brand, if you have favorite grab that.

SAUTE YOUR BACON

First start by cutting your bacon into bite size pieces and cooking them up  in a pan.

SAUTE YOUR ONION AND PEPPERS

Remove the bacon and  most the fat. Keep a couple of tbs of bacon grease in the pan to saute your onions and peppers in.

when your onions and pepper are soft add in the remaining ingredients

  • tomato sauce
  • canned baked beans
  • brown sugar
  • dried mustard
  • bacon

Stir everything together and bake.

IS BAKING A MUST?

The recipe calls for the beans to be baked for 1 hour. I thought it might be a little over kill until I tasted the beans right after combining all ingredients and again after baking. These baked beans taste amazing and better after it has  baked and the flavors have married in that heat of the oven. It creates a deep flavor that won’t be matched by just stirring ingredients together, or opening up a can from the grocery store. TRUST ME.

CAN I MAKE AHEAD OF TIME?

YES!  you can make the a day ahead, refrigerate in an airtight container and the next day just reheat before serving. You can also make the earlier in the day and keep them warm in a crock pot,  or a gain reheat them on the stove.

HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVERS?

Any extras you have just store them in an air tight container or bag and place in the fridge. They will keep for 7-10 days.

WHAT ARE GOOD RECIPES TO SERVE WITH THEM?

These are famous for a summer, potluck, grilling type of food. While you can them all year long and I do! here are some of our popular grilling recipes or summer salads:

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baked beans in dutch oven with wooden spoon
Baked Beans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Creamy, salty perfect baked beans!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: doctored up baked beans
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 138 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 2 28oz can pork & beans
  • 1 lb bacon cut and fried
  • 1 onion chopped small
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1-2 jalapeno diced
Instructions
  1. In fry pan start browning cut bacon. When bacon is almost brown add onion and jalapeño and saute until onions are translucent and jalapeños are soft.

  2. Drain excess grease from pan

  3. Stir all ingredients together.
  4. Bake at 350 for 1-1.5 hours
Recipe Notes

CAN I MAKE AHEAD OF TIME?

 
YES!  you can make the a day ahead, refrigerate in an airtight container and the next day just reheat before serving. You can also make the earlier in the day and keep them warm in a crock pot,  or a gain reheat them on the stove.

HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVERS?

Any extras you have just store them in an air tight container or bag and place in the fridge. They will keep for 7-10 days.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 264mg11%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 81IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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