The Best Baked Beans 

         Baked beans are a magical delight. They often get a bad rap for tasting bland and the texture is not a well accepted one. These are better baked beans that I promise your family will love. A great baked bean dish, from what we had been taught, starts with the dried beans. They need to soak, then you can cook them for a long period of time. Well, not with this recipe.

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I got this recipe from a good friend of mine. Of course, I did change it up a tiny bit, to make it mine.

            There are three different types of beans in this recipe, lots of fiber, lots of protein and a truly immense amount of flavor. This baked bean dish will become a favorite for your group.

We give you a little spice, and a little heat. The heat is up to you entirely. If you like it hotter than add a bit of cayenne pepper, or an extra splash of hot sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use different types of beans?

I have tried some different varieties, I do have to say the combination in this recipe is my favorite. You could use Chili beans for an extra zap. I have seen some people substitute Navy beans. Do what makes it yours, what your family likes.

Can I leave out the Hotness?

There is no rule stating that you have to add heat or spice to this recipe. The Red Hot sauce is an ingredient that my family loves, it goes into pretty much everything that I make.

Can I use a type of meat other than bacon?

If you want to make this a one pot meal, you can certainly add ground beef, ground sausage or even venison.

What do you need to make The Best Baked Beans 

            ½ yellow onion, diced

            ½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled

            1 clove of garlic, minced

            1 red bell pepper, diced

            ¾ cup ketchup

            ¼ cup molasses

            1 tsp Hot Sauce, optional

            1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

            1 tbsp yellow mustard

            ½ tsp black pepper

            ⅔ cup brown sugar, packed

            15 ounces pinto beans, drained and rinsed

            15 ounces red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

            15 ounces butter beans, drained and rinsed

            15 ounces beans in tomato sauce

How to make The Best Baked Beans 

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Using a heavy skillet, cook the bacon

FIRST STEP:

Set cooked bacon to the side and let it cool

Drain half of the bacon grease, put chopped onion and bell pepper in the pan and let saute

FIRST STEP:

Add in the garlic and let it cook on low for 30 minutes

In a large mixing bowl, add the onions, bell pepper, seasonings and the 4 cans of beans and half of the crumbled bacon

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FIRST STEP:

Pour into a baking dish, cover with aluminum foil and bake for one hour

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Uncover, sprinkle the remaining bacon on the top and bake for an additional 10 minutes

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Tips:

This dish is one that you need for picnics, potlucks, parties and Barbecues. Everyone loves a good pan of baked beans and this is the recipe that they want. I would be prepared and be able to give everyone a copy of this recipe.

The Best Baked Beans 

The Best Baked Beans 

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • ½ pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 tsp Hot Sauce, optional
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 15 ounces pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounces beans in tomato sauce

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Using a heavy skillet, cook the bacon

FIRST STEP:

Set cooked bacon to the side and let it cool

Drain half of the bacon grease, put chopped onion and bell pepper in the pan and let saute

FIRST STEP:

Add in the garlic and let it cook on low for 30 minutes

In a large mixing bowl, add the onions, bell pepper, seasonings and the 4 cans of beans and half of the crumbled bacon

FIRST STEP:

Pour into a baking dish, cover with aluminum foil and bake for one hour

Uncover, sprinkle the remaining bacon on the top and bake for an additional 10 minutes

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 240mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 140gSugar: 10gProtein: 10g