Thursday, February 18, 2010

Not "Just" Baked Beans

Note:    I made baked beans for supper the other night.    The boys came into the kitchen and saw the pot sitting on the stove.     "What are we having for supper?" one of them asked.     "Baked beans."   I said.   I giggled when I saw the "that's all?" look that passed between them.      Hubs said, "Not JUST baked beans.   Mom's baked beans."     

Not "Just" Baked Beans

1 (28 oz) can pintos beans, drained
1 (28 oz) can white kidney beans, drained
1 pound bacon, diced
1 pound hamburger meat, browned and drained
1 sweet onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Tabasco
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Drain and rinse beans well. Combine the beans in a large mixing bowl and set aside. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Pull out the bacon and remove 1/2 the bacon grease. Drop in onions and cook until translucent, then add the peppers and the garlic. Cook just to wilt the vegetables, 5 or so minutes. Add the vegetables to the beans, along with remaining ingredients except the bacon. Mix, taste, and adjust to suit you. Pour into casserole dish, cover, and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Remove the cover and place cooked bacon on top. Bake uncovered for another 10 minutes.

1 comment:

The Japanese Redneck said...

Wow, they sound terrific. I love baked beans. Especially when they are chock full of meat and great stuff like your's.