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Homemade Baked Beans

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American Baked Beans

Transform your gatherings with the nostalgic charm of these Old-Fashioned Baked Beans. From sweet notes to savory undertones, this recipe is a crowd-pleaser, elevating any BBQ, picnic, or cozy family dinner to a new level of deliciousness. Crafted from scratch, these beans promise an unforgettable dining experience that’ll leave your guests clamoring for seconds.

Making Of Perfect Baked Beans

Baked beans are an embodiment of American culinary heritage, a fusion of enticing flavors that captivate the palate. Crafting your own batch from scratch might seem daunting, but it’s simpler than you think. Patience is key—allowing the beans to simmer slowly ensures they soak up all the rich, aromatic flavors, delivering an unparalleled taste sensation.

Ideal Pairings

These baked beans are the ultimate culinary companion, blending seamlessly with an array of mains and sides. From sizzling grilled meats to comforting macaroni dishes and zesty salads, the versatility of baked beans opens doors to endless gastronomic possibilities.

Versatility on Your Plate

Baked Beans: The Perfect Accompaniment

Grilled or Barbecued Meats

Burgers, Sliders, or Hot Dogs

Grilled Vegetables

Fried Chicken

Skillet Cornbread

Creamy Coleslaw

Freezer Slaw

Macaroni Salad

Macaroni and Cheese

Potato Salad

Broccoli Salad or Leafy Green Salad

Bread Rolls or Biscuits

Slow Cooker Versatility

While the traditional oven method infuses depth into your baked beans, the convenience of a slow cooker can’t be overlooked. A few adjustments in method, and you’ll have a delightful batch ready with the same sumptuous flavors.

Slow Cooker Method: Begin with steps 1 and 2 of the original recipe, then transfer the mixture into the slow cooker. Set it on LOW for 6-7 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours until the beans reach desired tenderness. To thicken the sauce, uncover the cooker for the last 30 minutes.

Resolving the Hard Beans Dilemma

Struggling with stubbornly hard beans despite extended cooking? Age and storage play crucial roles in bean texture. As beans age, their ability to absorb water diminishes, leading to prolonged cooking times and unsatisfactory results.

Homemade Baked Beans

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Recipe by admin
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

55

minutes
Calories

361

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

10

minutes

Quick and Flavorful Homemade Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • ½ pound bacon

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 small onions, chopped

  • 1 cup water (Optional)

  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup

  • 3 tablespoons molasses

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and grease a 2 1/2-quart baking dish.
  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp (around 10 minutes). Drain and cool it on paper towels before crumbling.
  • Combine the crumbled bacon, beans, onions, water (if using), brown sugar, ketchup, molasses, vinegar, mustard, salt, and garlic powder in the prepared baking dish. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the mixture starts bubbling (about 45 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 361kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 51g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Potassium: 606mg
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Iron: 2mg

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