Friday, February 27, 2009

Kicked up Baked Beans

I remember seeing Paula Deen make these beans on an episode of her show a few years ago. Someone had sent in the recipe to her, and said these were the beans they always brought to get-togethers, and now they weren't allowed NOT to bring them. When I was watching her put all this mess into the beans, I thought, "No way. That is too much mess- those are just weird." Well, fast forward a year or two, and I stumble upon this recipe. My husband LOVES baked beans, and I definitely prefer them to ranch style or pinto. Looking at it this time, it sounds yummy. So, I try it- and now, I am not allowed to make any other baked bean than this one.
If any part of you thinks that this sounds good, please try it. The flavors really go well together, and they are a great side dish.

Sue and Gloria's Baked Beans
*as seen on Paula's Home Cooking
4 (16-ounce) cans baked beans
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup molasses
1 cup BBQ sauce
2 Tbsp. yellow or brown mustard
5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1 (6-ounce) can french-fried onions, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
I halved my recipe. I just pour everything into the pan and mix it in there. One less bowl to clean!! I used a square 8x8 pan for a halved recipe.
Mix together everything, SAVE 2/3 can of onions. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the rest of the onions on top of the beans. Cook in oven for 1 hour,
or until beans are brown and bubbly.


Anonymous said...

Hi! My hubby LOVES baked beans, too (and pineapple & BBQ sauce), so I have to try this recipe for him. Thanks for posting!

One quick question, is the recipe, as you listed it, the full recipe (and they you used half of what is listed). If so, then does the 2/3 can of the onions reflect the full recipe or the halved recipe? Thanks.

icook said...

Great question!! The recipe as listed is the full recipe, and I halved everything. So for a full recipe, you would use the full can of onions.

I love those onions, so it would be hard to just use half a can for the halved recipe!!!!
Thanks, anon!

Ashley N said...

This sounds really interesting...I'll have to try it sometime.