Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baked Beans

I've made my sister, Patty's baked bean recipe for many years with booming success. But my husband found this other recipe in the newspaper a few weeks ago, so I made it for a neighborhood barbecue the other night, and they were amazing! It's from Dear Abby's cookbook (I also make her pecan pie- yum!). I usually make a new recipe just as it says the first time, but I found the original made a pretty small pot, and I needed a BIG pot, so I'll give you my altered recipe. The orginal also called for you to bake the beans in the oven, but I wanted to do them in the crock pot- so much easier and it doesn't heat the house.
The writer requesting the recipe in the article said she gets invited to parties just so that she'll bring these beans. I believe it; they were good. Everyone at our party loved them and they were gone in a flash!

Baked Beans
6-8 slices bacon, diced
1 cup chopped onion
2 cans (16 oz. pork and beans)
1 can butter beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 lb. sharp cheddar cheese, cubed
1 1/2 cup ketchup
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 T. Worcestershire sauce

Cook the bacon and onion together in a skillet until bacon is crisp and onion is browned. Put in crock pot with the other ingredients and cook on low several hours- probably 6-8 hours, depending on your crock pot.

Enjoy with your next barbecue!!


Spam said...

The cheese is an interesting addition. They look delicious and ZI can't wait to try them!

Amateur Cook said...

◙ I'm going to adapt and adopt this recipe so I can get plenty of party invitations. There's nothin' better than going to a farty party!