Sunday, April 11, 2010

BEST Baked Bean Recipe EVER!

Back in the 80’s, I acquired a Cook’n Ca’jun grill that came with a little recipe book. The baked bean recipe looked pretty good so I tried them.

These baked beans turned out to be the BEST baked beans I have ever made and I have not found a recipe I like any better since then.

What makes this recipe special? Nothing flavors a dish like bacon. Cooking the bell pepper and onion in bacon grease makes the taste of this dish terrific. I use just a little to give it flavor and also to cut down on the fat.

Once you put it together, cook it at 325 degrees for about an hour. I have also slow cooked these beans for several hours on low heat while I am busy doing other things in the kitchen.

Put this recipe in the front of the stack for summer. It will be one you’ll cook again and again. Can easily be doubled for a crowd.

2 – 16 ounce cans beans

4-8 slices of bacon

½ cup chopped onion

½ cup bell pepper

1 cup grated sharp cheese

½ cup brown sugar

¼ mustard

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp. salt

Fry bacon. Set aside. Wilt onion and pepper in bacon grease. Add brown sugar. Add rest of ingredients except bacon. Crumble bacon on top before serving.

Bon Appetit!