Thursday, April 4, 2013

Baked Beans

I've had this recipe for a number of years.  It comes from one of my mother-in-law's best friends.  Teri is a fantastic cook and we all look forward to her visits because they always involve yummy food.  These baked beans were found in a family cookbook and Teri was kind enough to share the recipe.

You can always double or triple the recipe if feeding a crowd.  They can be cooked on the stove or in the crockpot.  So why are they called "baked" beans?  I have no idea.  :)

Stick to the name brands - there IS a difference!

BAKED BEANS
recipe courtesy of Teri (and slightly adapted by me)

1 can (15.75 oz) Campbell's pork and beans
1 large can (28 oz) Bush's Original baked beans
1 can (15 oz) Great Northern or white beans, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp. dry ground mustard
1 tsp. A-1 steak sauce
1/4 tsp. liquid smoke
1/2 cup diced onion
6 slices of bacon

Cook bacon until crisp, reserving 1 Tbsp. grease, and chop.  Cook onions on medium heat in the reserved grease until soft and translucent.  In a large pot or slow cooker, combine all ingredients.  Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer about 30 minutes.  Or cook on high in a slow cooker for about 1 hour or until hot and bubbly (if doubling or tripling the recipe, you will need to increase cooking time by an hour or more).

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