Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Great Baked Bean Recipe for your Holiday Weekend!

It's almost the July 4th weekend and have I got a great
baked bean recipe for you.
This is actually "Dear Abby's" mother's recipe.
It was recently published in her column
and I gave it a try.
They are first rate and different!

6 slices bacon, diced
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 (16-oz) can pork and beans, drained
1 (10-oz.) can lima beans, drained
1 (15-oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (10-oz.) pkg sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
1 c. ketchup
3/4 c. firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 T. Worcestershire sauce

Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Butter a 1 1/2-qt. casserole.

In a small skillet, saute the bacon and onions until the
bacon is crisp and onions are lightly browned;
drain well.

In a large bowl, combine the cheese, ketschup, brown sugar
and Worcestershire sauce.

Add the drained beans...

and mix everything.

Add the bacon-onion mixture; mix well.
Pour the bean mixture into the prepared casserole.
Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
(The one thing I might try differently next time,
is to use shredded cheese instead of cubed.
Perhaps my cubes were too large, but the
cheese did not melt consistently, so there were
some "chewy" bites.)

a recipe I found at 33 Shades of Green,
which was great!

(picture from 33 Shades of Green)

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Cass @ That Old House said...

Hmmm . . . could this be the recipe that makes me change my tried and true baked beans routine? I'm not convinced about the cheese -- I may have to try this one!

What good timing. We are planning a quiet holiday weekend, just the two of us as far as I know -- a change from last weekend's wedding frenzy. This, and some good burgers and slaw -- I think we have a winner!
thanks for sharing!

Linda Chapman said...

Thanks for this awesome recipe!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

YUM! I have never heard of that many beans used in baked beans. Looks good though. Enjoy the 4th!

Stitchfork said...

Your menu was just added to my grocery list Susan! Hope you have a sparkler kind of holiday weekend!
xo Cathy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm lickin' my chops over this one! And, I think I would enjoy the chewy cheese spots!! ;) I'm off to check out the pulled pork recipe! Thank you and happy Fourth! blessings ~ Tanna

Seven Gates Farm said...

That's a bunch of beans! Sounds delicious. Might add this in for the 4th. It all makes me hungry! Enjoy your holiday! Debi

Privet and Holly said...

Yum, yum
YUM!!! I make
a very southern
recipe for baked
beans, as well,
that has come
down through my
has bacon and
onions sauteed
in butter.....
molasses, brown
sugar, etc. The
addition of the
kidney beans and
the cheese sounds
so good. Thanks
for sharing, Susan!
I hope you had a
wonderful visit with
your mama!
Happy Fourth of July.
xx Suzanne

vicki said...

Susan - this baked beans recipe looks fabulous - I must give it a try! I saw the recipe for the pork on the Pioneer Womans blog is it really that good?

I looked at your etsy shop - your yarns are wonderful - Im a knitter you know! Do you really live in Johnson City? We pass through there ALL the time - - coming that way on Thursday! I come to JC on girl trips - love that place!


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alissa said...

Glad you liked the pork recipe! Your baked beans look so delicious. Sounds like the perfect Summer meal to me!

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