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Left over baked beans

We were to provide the baked beans for a gathering yesterday that got cancelled at the last minute. Tried to give them away but the neighbors all have their own Easter leftovers. My question is can they be frozen and/or is there something unusual I can do with them, such as making a soup?

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  1. You could use some for breakfast and make a "Fry up" with bakes beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and sausage, along with eggs.

    1. Beans & franks ... mmmmm, confort food! Leftover ham instead of franks?

      Or save 'em (they should keep 3 or 4 days)

      1. You can freeze them. They don't go to mush but they are not pristine enough to bring to a cookout.

        Consider adding them to chili. If you think they are too doped up for that you can rinse them a bit and then add them, but really there is no need.

        Me, I make tater salad. I heat up the beans and plunk cold salad over the beans... heaven!

        1. Makes great veggie tacos.
          I add some extra seasoning and cook down a little more so slightly thicker and serve in hard or sfot taco shells :) With all your fave toppings

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          1. re: starlady

            In 1969 in Ireland, our monastery cook baked leftover baked beans, chopped onions, grated cheddar cheese and custard on a sheet pan covered with pie crust. Voila--a variation on the quiche theme. I thought it would be awful, but we couldn't get enough of it.

          2. A dish we made when we were penniless students that is better than it sounds: fry bacon, remove bacon and fry sliced onions in the bacon fat, then add baked beans and bacon and stir in whatever for extra flavor; ketchup, sriracha, etc.

            1. Beans on Toast

              It's really that simple :)

              ALso really good with some melted cheese on top of the beans on toast :)

              1. could you make them into bean cakes?

                    1. I like to make them into refried beans and store in little containers for quick burritos later on.

                      1. Bake Potato
                        Fill with beans and bacon if you have it
                        Top with handfuls of shredded cheddar
                        Put under broiler
                        Add sour cream and salsa

                        Alternatively, leftover baked beans are a huge hit with my chihuahua. :D

                        1. If we're talking baked beans as in pork and beans you can make wieners and beans.

                          What I might do is get some zip lock bags and portion them out and freeze them. Any time you and your SO are doing some dogs or burgers (Or whatever) on the grill, thaw them out. You don't need to make a whole batch. They'll pretty much taste the same.


                          1. Thanks for all the suggestions. We ended up having it as a side dish with ham for a couple of meals and freezing the rest. When we defrost it we can try some of the suggested recipes.