Side Dishes

Best Ever Baked Beans!

Beans have a history in our family, my husband loves them, I do not.  Taste buds change and I love certain beans now, but I still haven’t gotten into the baked beans thing. 

Do you feel strongly about any foods?  One of mine is beans…My Aunt had a picture of me having a fit as a baby when she tried to trick me with a spoon of baked beans.  I discouraged baked beans for years, even in our home.  If a pan had beans in it, I wasn’t touching it.  My friend Mark loaded my office with cans of baked beans for fun.  I am probably forgetting even other traumatizing bean stories…

The “Best Baked Beans” my husband makes are often requested.  Inspired from our friend Tammy who still makes him “care” bowls of baked beans because his wife won’t make them.  I recently watched my friend’s Jane & Carl making their beans (pictured here) and how everyone raved over them, I have found it’s kind of like a club comparing baked beans recipes at every cook-out.  Maybe someday I will be part of the club and I will definitely start with these “Best Ever Baked Beans”.

Best Ever Baked Beans

28 oz. Bush’s Homestyle Beans

22 oz. Bush’s Grillin Beans (Steakhouse Style)

1 lb ground beef

1 onion, peeled & diced

1 lb bacon

16 oz. Dark Kidney Beans, drained

16 oz. Butter Beans Seasoned, drained

1-1/2 cups ketchup

1/3 cup molasses

1 cup dark brown sugar

  1. Dice bacon and sauté until crisp.  Discard most of the grease and sauté onion for a few minutes then add ground beef. 
  2. Brown beef and discard grease.
  3. Mix everything together and bake covered for 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Try something new today!