Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Magical Fruit

Anybody have any to-die-for recipes for baked beans?

7 comments:

Lorna said...

read one recipe somewhere in the Rev Gals blog ring ... it had coffee, and molasses (sp?) in it ... oh and brown sugar.

oh hum. If I stumble on it again I'll post a link.

grinning cosin Finland they hadn't even heard of baked beans when I first came here. Now you can buy euroshopper ones (el cheepo) .. in England it's all Heinz and C&B brand. No home made stuff there either. hence no recipes.

Scott said...

It sounds promising and wonderful, Lorna. Please do send the recipe my way if you find it.

That move to Finland must have been a big change for you in a many ways, probably bigger than baked beans, huh?

Sherry C said...

Baked beans has become my potluck standby. I keep my ingredients in the house at all times, as potlucks are frequent around here. I take several cheater shortcuts, but here's what I do and they always turn out great.

1 jumbo can (55 oz.) of Bush's Homestyle or Original Recipe or whatever

1 small can (15 oz.) of red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 small can (15 oz.) of butter beans, rinsed and drained

One large onion

Some bacon (6-8 slices)

about a half cup of ketchup

about a quarter cup of brown sugar

1. Chop raw bacon into small pieces, chop onion, and cook both together in a large pot, drain off grease.

2. Add everything else, bring to a boil.

3. Simmer for as much time as you have, stirring occasionally.

4. If you have the time to make them the day before, refrigerate overnight. They are always better the second day.

Note: This makes a huge quantity. Hope you really like beans.

And there you have it. They look and taste like you know what you're doing, but are really very simple.

Scott said...

Thanks, Sherry. I might try that. I've got to make enough to serve 40, so the hugeness of quantity is okay with me.

Jamie Dawn said...

I can't help you on this one, but Paula Deen from the Food Network always has great, simple recipes on the website. You may want to check it out. I've made a few of her recipes. She makes yummy southern dishes.
Good luck with the beans. I hope they turn out great!

alison said...

Oh Scott, you are really part of the coffee klach (sp?) now. If you post a recipe you will be a charter member.

Who'd a thought!

Scott said...

Paula Deen does have a good southern baked beans recipe. Thanks, Jamie.

Alison, I know. Pathetic, huh? Ever watched the Tour de France? I can accept being called a domestique.

I'm all over the coffee klatch. Just let me what you need a recipe for and I'll post it. : ) No panty exchanges or anything though, okay?