Friday, July 8, 2011

Mom's Baked Beans

Hi ya'll, today I am bringing you my mom's famous baked beans.  She has been making these for as long as I can remember.  And they are the ONLY baked beans I will eat.  They have a sweet smokey flavor, that fantastic creamy consistency & just a hint of onion in the background.  And that beautiful color says, I am filled with ketchup & brown sugar...YUM!!  These are by far, the best beans you will EVER put in your mouth, not to mention they are sooo easy to make.  Living in the south, we are surrounded by bbq joints.  And everyone seems to have their own take on this classic side dish, however, our family has yet to find anyone who even comes close to making them the way my mom does.  So I am thrilled to have finally talked her into pulling these out of the vault, so I could share them with you!!!    

1 (15 oz) can pork & beans
1 small onion, diced
3 strips of bacon, sliced
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar

In a skillet, over med high heat, add onion & bacon.  Cook til onions are soft & translucent.  Add can of beans, ketchup & brown sugar.  Simmer for about 15 mins.  Serve & enjoy!! 

Big southern hugs, 


  1. Oh yeah....seems my mom made beans just like this too! Did you know July is National Beans month? I'll be cooking up beans to serve about 200 samples for Bean Days in the town I write the food column for next weekend. My recipe also has sauerkraut...I don't like sauerkraut, but these are sooo good!


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