This recipe for Better Baked Beans was contributed by a reader to the Bush's Beans website, the site is a treasure trove of delicious looking bean recipes. A little on the sweet side but not overly so, this is a good basic recipe and a great way to doctor up a can of baked beans. In my 10 inch oven, I baked them for 35 minutes with 10 coals in a ring around the bottom of the oven and 20 on the lid. I partially cooked the bacon before placing it on top of the beans, you could even use the pre-cooked, unrefrigerated variety if you are camping. Let the beans sit for 15 minutes or so before serving so they can soak up some of the liquid, this will serve 8-10 hungry campers.
Better Baked Beans
2 28 oz. cans or 1 55 oz. can baked beans
1 small onion, chopped
2 Tblsp brown sugar
3 Tblsp maple syrup
2 Tblsp ketchup
2 tsp prepared yellow mustard
4 slices bacon, partially cooked
Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
In a large bowl, stir together the baked beans, onion, brown sugar, syrup, ketchup and mustard.
Pour beans into prepared oven; lay bacon strips over top.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
|Mix beans with onion and flavorings then top with bacon|