Making a delicious side dish has never been easier. This Easy Baked Beans Recipe will satisfy and impress even when you are short on time.
Hearty and delicious this easy baked beans recipe is made with an entire pound of bacon. A recipe so good that it can be a stand-alone dinner idea or a delicious side dish that rivals any main course.
When making this delicious baked beans recipe I was reminded of the first time I have ever tried to make baked beans. I was about nine or ten years old and my mom called from work to let me know that I needed to cook dinner because she was going to be home late.
The plan for this particular night was to make hot dogs and beans, the hot dog part I was familiar with but whipping up baked beans was a new concept to me.
Instead of reading the can to find out that just heating up baked beans on the stovetop was sufficient, I happened to mention to my neighbor who was hanging out on the stoop, that I was nervous to mess up the beans portion of tonight’s meal.
This prompted her to sound like a culinary wizard with a pro tip to share when she came at me with her “secret” to delicious baked beans.
She insisted that ketchup was the key to the perfect baked beans recipe and that I needed to add a lot of it in order to achieve cooking greatness. So I complied, mixed in a lot of ketchup and served this concoction to the family, which prompted me to learn a couple of lessons that stuck with me.
- My family says what’s on their mind, if you serve them hot ketchup with a few baked beans mixed in, they have no qualms about being brutally honest and telling you how bad it turned out.
- My neighbor was a terrible cook and possibly a pathological liar.
Thankfully, I was able to redeem myself all of these years later by serving my family this savory and Easy Baked Beans Recipe. Inspiration struck when I received the Wonder Cooker in exchange for my honest review, keep in mind that all opinions about this product are truly my own.
I am really impressed by the variety of uses the Wonder Cooker boasts, from a roasting pan to a grill, a casserole dish or a deep fryer, even an electric grill pan or a dutch oven, plus many more uses that I have not explored.
With so many uses and options for this one set, this 14 in 1 is perfect for your holiday cooking. Allowing you to multi-task and save dishes, two things that are synonymous with the holiday season.
Since I was planning on redeeming myself with this Easy Baked Beans Recipe, I had to make some hot dogs too, to really bring us back to the night that I created my first culinary fail.
I was pleasantly surprised to be able to use the Wonder Cooker for every part of this meal. I toasted the buns in the basket, grilled the hot dogs in the grill pan and made the baked beans in the deep pan.
The first step in making this easy baked beans recipe is to fry a pound of bacon, don’t skimp on this part, it really brings a delicious texture and taste to these baked beans.
Once the bacon has started to crisp, add a diced sweet onion right into the grease and cook for a few minutes to combine the flavors and soften the texture.
After draining your beans, add them to the Wonder Cooker and begin piling in all of the ingredients, mixing thoroughly but not smashing the beans.
Bake the beans in a preheated oven for 3o minutes, if you are also cooking hotdogs, add them to the grill pan and place on top of the baked beans for the last 15 minutes.
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- 1 Package of Bacon
- 1 Sweet Onion
- 1 Cup of Brown Sugar
- 2/3 Cup of Molasses
- 4 16 ounce cans of Prepared White Beans or Pork & Beans
- 2 Tablespoons Spicy Mustard
- 1 Teaspoon of Salt
- 1 Teaspoon of Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons of Ketchup
- Fry a pound of bacon and when almost done, fry a diced sweet onion in the grease. Allow to cook until the texture has softened. Rinse and drain the beans and pour into baking dish. Add in the ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper, brown sugar, and molasses. Mix well making sure to not smash the beans. Add in the bacon, roughly chopped and the onion. Bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!