April 7, 2009

Wednesday's Chow - Baked Beans

Well, with Easter this weekend, followed quickly by the start of summer, I thought I'd put up a baked beans recipe. Not sure if it's really an Easter recipe, but it could be. Usually our Easter meal consists of ham, potato salad, green bean casserole, fruit salad, and dinner rolls. Oh, yeah, and deviled eggs....how can you NOT have deviled eggs?

It used to be that my idea of baked beans was to open the can, dump them into a microwavable dish and heat them up. Then I came across this recipe wonderfully delicious recipe for Baked Beans....great for Easter, a summer picnic or a pot luck.


4 slices bacon
1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings (or chopped)
1 C green pepper chopped (optional)*
2 10-oz can pork and beans in tomato sauce
4 tablespoons ketchup
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon prepared mustard

Cook bacon until crisp, drain, and crumble. Set bacon aside. In the drippings, sauté onions and green peppers; drain. Combine onion mixture, crumbled bacon, beans and the 4 remaining ingredients in a greased casserole dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Makes 8 servings.

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Mary Ricksen said...

Someday you should make them from scratch. It's so easy in a crock pot?
But this is great for quick great tasting beans.

Virginia said...

If we have an Easter dinner we usually fix a turkey breast, dumplings, green beans, mashed patatoes and gravy and all the trimmings. We have had ham and patatoes salaid, bake beans and dinners like that before. Your bake bean recipe sounds really good.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Mary, send me the crock pot/from scratch recipe. I meant it when I said that I used to open the can of beans and heat them up....and they aren't all that great that way!


Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

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Virginia said...

Thanks, so much Anna. This is so nice of you. I sent in my info!