Monday, January 30, 2012

Better Baked Beans

     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

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes


  1. And some thought I was crazy for doctoring up Bush's Beans... until they tried it ;) I add all the ingredients you listed above except maple syrup cause I don't always have it, instead I use molasses and add a 2 T BBQ sauce, 2 tsp worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp vinegar, also 1 clove garlic. It's a beautiful thing!

  2. Sounds like a great recipe, I will definitely give it a try Sassy, thanks for sharing! Liddy