Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fabulous baked beans

My mother-in-law gave me her 'sort of' recipe for baked beans and they're pretty awesome. As I do with most things, I messed with it a little. Here's my 'sort of' recipe that's pretty close to hers, with just a few changes.


2 large cans Bush's Baked Beans, Original flavor
1/2 large onion (see note)
1/2 cup mustard
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled


Combine all ingredients. Pour into 9x13 glass dish.

Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes, till thickened.

**NOTE: My MIL purees the onion in her beans because my FIL doesn't do chunks of onions. While I like them that way, I'm too lazy to pull out the food processor. :) So I've done a few different things. Last time, I chopped the onion as fine as possible, then sauteed it in a little olive oil before adding to the beans. Softened them up and gave them a yummy flavor. I've also used a few tablespoons of dried minced onion that I soaked for about 20 minutes in a little water. (I love dried onion - so easy...). Or you can just chop up the onion and go with it - whatever suits your taste!!