05/24/2016

Sunday Baked Beans

Sunday Baked Beans Featured Photo Shot

 

Today I’d like to share with you a recipe that I’ve been working on perfecting for a while!  I love baked beans, but when I had baked beans for the first time with
ground beef in them, things were FOREVER changed for me!  When I started working together with some family to get our family cookbook together,
one of my cousins had a “Three Bean Casserole” recipe.  I made it exactly to the recipe the first time, and it was good…but like me, I thought
I could “kick it up a notch”.

My husband gets so aggravated with me because I never make a recipe to the exact “T” anytime that I make something.  He’s not so much of a cook, so he gets aggravated when he
tries to make something that I typically do and it doesn’t quite come out right.  Well….that’s because I throw the kitchen sink into things sometimes!  That’s exactly sort of what I
did with this recipe!  The original doesn’t call for worcestershire sauce (my addiction), BBQ sauce or bacon…but I mean really….how could
all of that make anything taste worse?!  Her recipe also calls for canned lima beans, and I guess I’m not quite the fan of limas that I thought I was!

So – I’d like to share this with you today in time for your Memorial Day cookouts!  I hope that you enjoy this as much as I do!

Total Ingredient Shot Baked Beans

Here’s your ingredients!

Ground Beef Step Shot

Start out by browning the ground beef on medium-high heat.

Baked Beans Step 2 Shot

Once ground beef is browned, add onions and worcestershire sauce and cook for a few minutes longer.  Remove beef from pan.

Baked Beans Step 3 Shot

In same pan, cook the bacon pieces.  Once bacon is cooked, remove from pan and drain on a paper towel.

Baked Beans Step 4 Shot

Mix ground beef mixture, beans, brown sugar, dried mustard and vinegar in a bowl.  Don’t be like me – I forgot to put the dried mustard in the beans
until they were nearly cooked, so I just sprinkled it in and mixed them up, then put them back in for a few more minutes!

Baked Beans Step 5 Shot

Add in ketchup, BBQ sauce and bacon and mix all together.

Baked Beans Before Oven Shot

Pour all ingredients into a baking dish (I sprayed my dish with cooking spray beforehand).
I also added dried parsley to the top for color.  Why you ask?  Because.  I have no reason…I just did – haha!

Baked Beans Featured Photo Shot 2

TAA-DAA – finished product – ain’t they pretty!

Enjoy!!!

SUNDAY BAKED BEANS

1½ pounds ground beef, browned
1 small onion, diced and cooked with ground beef
4  slices thick-cut bacon, diced and browned

Mix together:

½ cup ketchup
½ cup your favorite BBQ sauce (I used BBQ sauce from my favorite local BBQ restaurant)
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
½ teaspoon dry mustard
2 (16 oz.) cans pork and beans, undrained
1 (16 oz.) can dark kidney beans, partially drained
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Brown ground beef and onion in pan.  Once beef is browned, add worcestershire sauce and remove beef from pan and set aside.
In same pan, brown bacon pieces and drain.  Mix all other ingredients together and
bake at 425° F for 30-40 minutes, or until done.

 

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