Thursday, June 21, 2012

Three Baked Beans

For as long as I can remember, my mom made three baked bean casserole for picnics.

Now it has become my husband's favorite side with burgers. I like that it is super simple. The recipe can be adapted several ways and I rarely even measure anything but I'll try to give you an idea of how I make it.


Three Baked Beans 


3 or 4 16 oz cans  different types of beans, drained

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup brown sugar OR 1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup ketchup
1 T. vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all together. Bake in oven for one hour at 350. Or simmer on stove. Or heat in slow cooker for about four hours.

I usually use kidney beans, navy beans, great northern beans, and green beans. Typically I use my own home canned beans. If you use a can of pork and beans, do not drain.

Instead of the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and seasoning - you can substitute your favorite BBQ sauce.

If you wish, you can add browned ground beef, sausage, bacon, or even hotdogs.

7 comments :

  1. MMM. I've been wanting baked beans recently. Thanks for posting this recipe.

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  2. Sounds like something my husband would like, too.
    Thanks for the recipe..
    Blessings...

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  3. Gina~ I can't wait to try this! I ccok so much from scratch anymore and I have been looking for a great baked bean recipe. Thanks so much for posting yours.

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  4. Mmmm! I love my husband's baked beans (shh! Don't tell anyone he's ever cooked in the kitchen! ;) ), but these sound good to try when he isn't grilling and making his famous side dish. I am trying your chile burgers next week. I may just have to make these to go with them! Thank you!

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  5. Speaking of beans... I planted some gnuddel beans in with my sunflowers this year. I've never grown them before, but figured you might know about them and how to use them. I like to try at least one new thing. This year I tried "Asparagus Beans" and "Gnuddel Beans". The Asperagus beans got some sort of fungus and I don't think they're going to do anything. The Gnuddel beans are going strong and if things go well, we'll have some to try. I only planted about 12 seeds, so not sure how much we'll get from that. Any ideas?

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  6. This is just in time for summer. It looks like the perfect side dish to serve with food from the grill!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! They sound good. We use a crockpot version most of the time, but I only use one kind of beans. I like the idea of mixed beans (especially when I end up with bits of dry beans leftover).

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