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Jun 30, 2011 08:28 PM

Best canned baked beans?

I want baked beans for the Fourth of July.

If I don't make it to a local deli or bbq for beans, I want a back up plan.

Looking for sweet baked beans with brown sugar or molasses .. no HFCS. Nothing with heat in it like jalepenos.

I'm in the process of moving and everthing is still in storage, so can't make my own even if I wanted to.

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  1. Bush's vegetarian baked beans. No HFCS, no heat, sweet but not too sweet. Not the best beans ever, but I like them.

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    1. re: cookie monster

      +1 I season mine with a little catsup, Worcestershire sauce and a little honey or maple syrup.

      1. re: Cameraman

        One more vote for Bush's vegetarian beans. Although if I had some bacon or chorizo, I might make them non-vegetarian by adding it. Usually I'll add some ketchup, smoky barbecue sauce, and minced onion to it anyway.

      2. re: cookie monster

        I am a fan of beans on toast and Bush's vegetarian are my staple- far better than the imported Heinz, and really quite good on buttered, toasted, quality whole-wheat bread.

      3. Bush's Grillin' Beans - Bourbon and Brown Sugar

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        1. re: kattyeyes

          Bush's Grillin' Beans - Bourbon and Brown Sugar

          These beans (the Grillin' Beans line) are seriously, workably, tasty. I've added chopped shallots, celery, and 8 tons of cilantro, dumped it into a crockpot at work, and they acted like I was America's Next Freakin Chef-Empress.

          1. re: DuchessNukem

            Yes, the whole line works for me- easily the best canned product. When I'm lazy I just dump a can or two of the bourbon or smokehouse into a foil pan and put it in the bbq pit for 2-3 hours- you can't miss.

            The black beans w/ corn are tasty & unique in that grocery aisle, and the Ranch version is far better than the original Ranch beans since ConAgra chose to ruin those.

          2. re: kattyeyes

            For extra fun and flava, add a tablespoon of bourbon to these beans. I just did. HELLATASTY!

          3. my husband swears by the B & M brand- our store sells it in a jar rather than a can but I think some places have it in both.

            1. Grew up with B&M, but these days it's Bush's Boston Recipe.

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              1. re: Tonality666

                Bush's Boston? Where do you find those? My standby has been B&M, but they're getting hard to find.

                1. I vacillate between B&M and Bushes. Original recipe for both.