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Baked Beans

Apr 5, 2005
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This may sound silly, but I've never made baked beans before, and I was asked to bring that to a picnic this Sunday afternoon... I think all my mother did was put in some mustard and ketchup and get them nice and hot...
any suggestions to this beginning chef?
 

DebbieSM

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Apr 22, 2005
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Erin,
Busch's Baked Beans taste very similar to home made if they don't come out for you. When I make baked beans I don't measure any ingredients, but I add onion, dry mustard, ketchup, molasses, and bacon. I know, that probably didn't help you at all, but I tried.

Good Luck,
Debbie
 
Apr 5, 2005
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Thanks! I think I might just resort to getting the Busch's pre-done beans :) Save the learning for when I have a little more time :eek:
 

Lisa S

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Nov 14, 2004
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There is a great recipe for Baked Beans in the Casual Cooking book. I made it at a show and a number of people stated they don't normally like beans, but loved this recipe. A little more work than opening a can, but it would be homemade!

Have a great weekend!
 
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chefloriray

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Erin,

I would rather make them homemade and brag I made them, (being a Pampered Chef) then saying "I just opened up a can and heated them up."

Here is the recipe I use alot cause its what the family asks me to bring:

1 lg. can pork n' beans
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 onion (chopped)
Mix all together and poor into greased pan and bake at 300 for 2 hrs stirring occasionally.

You can't screw this recipe up...mix in more to taste if needed but dont try to hurry it up it will thicken as you cook it.
 

quikcook

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Apr 11, 2005
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This may be too late, but my dad always add beer, brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, onion. He uses just a basic can of baked beans to begin with. He says the beer is the secret!

Michelle
 
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chefloriray

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Erin,

How did the baked beans go? Which recipe did you end up using?? Fill us in :) !
 
Apr 30, 2005
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Erin:
I'm so glad you found a recipe you like. Here's another to try. I never care for "ketchup" style beans. Here's my mom's recipe, personalized a little bit to suit my family. If you try them, hope you enjoy. :)

1 can (40 oz) Great Northern beans (Do not drain.)
1/2 lb. "smoked" bacon, fried and crumbled, along w/ drippings (If bacon was very fatty and it seems like alot, don't use all of it, but use at least 2-4 tablespoons.)
About 2 tbsp very finely chopped onion
2/3 - 1 c. brown sugar (more or less to suit your taste)
Lots of finely ground black pepper (at least 1/2 - 1 tsp)

Mix all together. Bake, uncovered, 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hrs.

Note: I cut bacon into small pieces before frying, and then just fry in the small saute pan. I chop onion finely w/ food chopper (Can fry onion w/ bacon if desired.) I usually use more than the 2/3 c. sugar, but probably not a whole cup (I don't really measure.) If making for just my family, I use recipe as is. I double for get-togethers.
 
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