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Yummy Baked Beans
Baked Beans Just Out of the Oven
Summer has always been my favorite time of year, because the weather is warm and the days are longer. The lengthier days allows everyone to the time to remain outdoors to relax, socialize, and most importantly, to eat. Growing up in the South, food is a huge part of the culture, and during the summer picnics and cookouts were a long standing tradition. We Southerners love to entertain and what better way to do so, than to have everyone over to visit and share a meal! Usually, the main course is barbecued chicken or pork with a ton of side dishes and desserts. I love barbecue just as much as anyone, but I really get excited about the side dishes more than anything else, especially the baked beans! I have seen baked beans prepared in different ways, even with hamburger meat and cinnamon!
I remember the first time I was invited to go to a "bring a dish" cookout, as an adult, I was in utter panic! I had no idea what to make. I was not the experienced cook back then as I am today, mind you. After contemplating several other options, I decided to try my hand at baked beans. I recalled helping my Grandmother and Mother make baked beans frequently as a child, and I knew the ingredients. I basically made up my recipe as I went along and added more of any ingredients until the dish tasted the way I wanted it to. I dove into the deep end of the pool, so to speak, but much to my relief the beans were a hit at the party!
My recipe has evolved over time, and I now make the dish without any meat in an effort to reduce the amount of fat in the dish. I remove the bacon from the beans before I use them, and try to buy the vegetarian variety when I can find them Over the years, I have made this dish for parties, church picnics and potluck dinners, or when my husband and I have a taste for baked beans. This recipe has become my go to dish for cookouts and picnics, and I hope you enjoy it!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 40-50 mins
- 1 -2 cans of Bush's Baked Beans or Pork N Beans
- 3 Tbsps brown sugar
- 2 Tsps Worchesterire Sauce
- 1/2 diced onion
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp powered mustard
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Chop onions.
- Combine onions and both cans of baked beans.
- Add brown sugar, garlic powder, powered mustard, and Worcheshire Sauce.
- Mix all ingredients well.
- Add more of any ingredient the dish is lacking, stirring all ingredients well and taste again.
- Once the flavor is to your liking place into the oven.
- Cook at 350 degrees for 30 mins.
I use my larger CorningWare baking dish for my baked beans when I am serving larger groups. This dish comes with a lid, which makes it easy to take to picnics and potluck dinners.