Monday, June 11, 2012

Damn Good Baked Beans

That's what I call these beans because they are not only good but they are damn good!  I wrote about these beans last week, and now I'm going to share this recipe with you.  I got the recipe from my friend, Cecilia, who got them from her friend in San Francisco.  I didn't get any photos of the beans because pictures just don't do this dish justice.

Baked Beans

yields:  8

1 1/3 large (diced) onion
2 2/3 can(s) (16 oz.) pork and beans
4 tablespoon(s) yellow mustard
1/3 cup(s) maple syrup
1/3 cup(s) light brown sugar
1/3 cup(s) ketchup
1 1/3 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
2/3 pound(s) bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup BBQ sauce


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a Dutch oven, combine onion, pork and beans, mustard, maple syrup, light brown sugar, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and lemon juice, bacon pieces; mix well. Bake, covered, 45 to 60 minutes.
3. Bake uncovered 1-2 hrs, allow to rest before serving. Texture should be thick, not watery. (Cecilia made a note in the recipe when she sent it to me regarding the last step.  She rises the oven to 450 at this point and bakes for 1 hour.  When I made the beans, I cooked the bacon and onion in the first step to hurry up the cooking process.  I cooked it 45 min covered and 1 hour uncovered and it worked out great.  Either way, the beans were damn good!)


  1. Hi Lisa!!
    Thank you for starting this blog! It's giving me so many ideas for my weekly menus.
    Can I cook the beans in the crockpot instead of the oven?

  2. Hi Lori!

    I found it!!! I know this is a very late answer, but...yes, you can use the crockpot set on low for 4 hours. :)