Thursday, March 24, 2011

Baked Beans

baked beans

My dad always has made the best baked beans--

Unfortunately the recipe is really just an add a little here, put some more there...all in his head.

So I have spent the past couple months tweaking and testing and writing down what tastes the most like his. I think I'm there! :)

I've made some alterations to lighten the fat and take out some calories, but I think they're just as yummy!

3 cans Campbell's pork and beans (honestly, the store brand are just not nearly as good!)
4 strips of turkey bacon (or 1/4 C hormel real bacon pieces)
1/4 C Ketchup
2 TBSP. minced onion
1/2 TBSP Mustard
1/3 C  brown sugar

Cut bacon into small pieces and cook in a medium  saucepan on medium low until crispy. Remove bacon, but leave the renderings in the pan (if I am using turkey bacon, I usually add a teaspoon of olive oil, since the turkey bacon doesn't have much fat in it)

Remove pan from heat for just a few minutes so it can cool (otherwise you will have FRIED beans). Pour in beans, and then add all other ingredients. Cook on medium until it starts to simmer.

Then, pour the beans into a 9x13 dish (or dish of a similar size) and sprinkle with cooked bacon. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Stir in bacon at the end and ENJOY.

Serves approx 9   (1/3 C serving)  4 pt+


C Smith said...

Yummy. I totally agree that you have to use the brand name beans. Another thing to try is to put a splash of "liquid smoke" in them. So good, gives it a little hickory flavor.

The Conder Family said...

Thanks so much for sharing all your great recipes. I have been having so much fun trying them for the last month or so! They are delicious. Thanks a bunch.


Wendy said...

I agree with you 100% on the beans. These look yummy I will have to try them for sure!