Jul 13, 2008

Trisha Yearwood's Easy Baked Beans

First of all, I keep typing Yearbook instead of Yearwood. Ugh!
Second of all, I am not a huge baked bean fan. James is, though, so I forged ahead with the traditional 4th of July BBQ items. And I have to say, these were so, so, so delish! I loved them and even ate leftovers. That's something! :)

Trisha Yearwood's Easy Baked Beans
Serves 10 (or more like 15)

1 lb. bacon (I used 1/2 lb. and chopped it before I cooked it.)
1 large onion, such as Vidalia, finely chopped
4 15-ounce cans pork and beans
(I used vegetarian beans because we just like those, not because they are meatless!)
1/2 c. dark molasses
1.4 c. light brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp. prepared yellow mustard

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.
3. Remove the bacon from the pan, leaving the drippings, and drain it on paper towels.
4. Crumble and set aside, if you didn't already chop it.
5. Pour out and discard all but 4 tbsp. of the bacon dripping.
6. Add the onion to the pan and saute until softened, about 7 minutes.
7. Stir in the beans, molasses, sugar, mustard and bacon. Mix well.
8. Pour the beans into a 3-quart casserole dish and bake, uncovered for 45 minutes.

4 comments:

Jaime said...

i love baked beans. sounds a lot like the baked beans i made recently, except with mustard instead of worcestershire sauce :)

Jaime said...

i love baked beans. sounds a lot like the baked beans i made recently, except with mustard instead of worcestershire sauce :)

Jen said...

Can these be made and then frozen?

goodthymes said...

Hi Jen. I've never frozen baked beans before, but you could definitely try it! I've frozen black beans and pinto beans before and they freeze great. These obviously have a lot of other components so I can't say for sure that they would freeze well.

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