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Baked Beans Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jan Grupido

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4- 13 oz Cans Bush's Baked Bean (or Campbell's OR any brand you like)
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tbs. Mustard
4 Tbs Ketchup
1/3 Cup OR to taste Brown Sugar (light or dark)
1/2 pound lean sliced bacon (approximate)

Directions:
Directions:

1 -Put canned beans in small roaster, small crockery baking dish, or whatever you want to serve them in. The shallower the dish and hence the depth of the beans in the pot the less cooking time to guard against dried out beans. You have to learn to judge that yourself.
2- Mix all ingredients in the pan together, except the bacon.
3 -When thoroughly mixed, take the raw bacon and make a layer of it on the top covering the beans completely. This will cook thoroughly and crisp up by the time the beans are cooked. If you prefer to cut into thirds in order to not "scoop" a whole piece of bacon when serving that is fine. Just be sure the top is covered. Do not cover with a lid or aluminum foil....the bacon will handle the moisture.
4- Bake at 300 degrees for 2.5 -3. hours to be sure the beans get good and sticky/gooey good. Soupy beans are just sweetened beans from the cans. Thoroughly baked beans are what turn into the yumminess. I recall during a period of time that I used Campbell's brand pork n' beans and for some reason they had a lot of "juice" in the top of the can when I opened it. I was afraid it would take even longer to bake so I drained/removed some of the extra juice at the top of the can before mixing and baking. Seemed to work better. Haven't had that issue with the Bush's brand beans. If you like a less sweet bean dish then simply taste the beans after you mix, before you cook, and season accordingly. Remember the sugar crystalizes and makes for the "firm set" of the beans.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
3 hrs +/-
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Dorethea Dove always made baked beans for Fourth of July picnics. They were one of her typical Southern "throw together" dishes and she never had a "recipe". So as the years passed Jan (Dove) Grupido simply mimicked her and made beans. Through trial and error she learned to add the bacon on the top of the pan of beans in order to keep them moist (Mom didn't use bacon - who could afford that during depression years?!) Also discovered an Italian crockery (glazed interior) pot she had brought from Italy was perfect for this dish...great results.

 

 

 

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