Baked beans with canned beans?
It seems that every baked bean recipe I read, they use dried beans. Does anyone have any good recipes for sweet-style baked beans using canned beans?
Using Bush's tomato-based baked beans as a start, I cut 2 slices of bacon in half-inch slices and saute them, adding a chopped onion. When bacon is done, I add two 28oz cans, maybe 1/4 cup catsup, a tsp ground mustard, and 1/4 cup brown sugar, then simmer the whole thing slowly till it thickens - maybe 45 min. Sometimes with some hot dogs or knockwurst, either sliced or whole, included. Nothing is measured so I'm guessing here. The neighbor on whose recipe this was based baked hers, with strips of bacon laid atop it rather than what I do. If I were to use plain canned beans, I'd drain them and add 1/3 cup of canned tomato sauce for every cup of beans, with the rest of the ingredients the same.
greygarious, to quote the p.d eastman book, "are you my mother?"
....'cause that's what my mom always does (whenever she decides to cook these days), except she bakes hers in a small dutch oven. she uses plain old van camp's canned pork and beans to start. http://www.vancampsbeans.com/products...
I have made some really tasty beans baked beans and had started with canned beans.
I usually do the dump method when making these, and the reason is because sometimes I'll have two large cans sometimes 4 small etc. But I do use the same ingredients to make them.
But I'l try to make this using 2 large cans of Bush's BBQ beans or any brand is fine.
Onion - 1 large white onion chopped and cooked translucent first cut off several rings for the top saute and place aside with the reserved bacon.
Bacon 5-6 thick pieces of bacon - fried again until translucent cut up, reserve some for top
Honey - 1T
2T Hoisin sauce
Brown Sugar !/2 cup
Dried Mustards - Colemans 1 T
Yellow mustard 1T
Ketchup 2-3 T
Garlic powder 1T
Tobasco - 6 shakes more if you like it spicy
Mix it all together and put in a large casserole. Place the reserved bacon on top.With some sauteed small onion rings
Bake until bubbly, remove the top and continue baking for another 10 minutes.
Put the lid back on and let it rest before serving to let the juices settle.