June 8th, 2012

Slightly Sinful Baked Beans

Slightly Sinful Baked Beans

WARNING!  If you’re counting calories, or if you’re into eating super healthy foods, this recipe is NOT for you.  On the other hand, if you’re looking for the best baked beans you’ve ever tasted, you’re in the right place!  We’re talking a whole pound of brown sugar, a whole pound of bacon, and a whole pound of beef—not to mention the tomatoes and onions.  Oh, and let’s not forget those beans!  Yep, this is one darn good recipe.  I personally think it deserves a prominent place on the table at your next  barbecue.  In fact, I would venture to say that without these beans, it’s not a REAL barbecue.  You might be wondering about the name.  These beans have been branded “slightly sinful” because that pound of bacon I mentioned. . . well, it’s just thrown right in. . . you don’t even cook it first.  And the whole thing bakes in your oven for 4 hours.  Boy, is your house going to smell good!  Start by browning the ground beef.  Drain the excess fat and set aside.  Meanwhile, cut up the onion and bacon.  Mix all the ingredients in a Dutch oven and bake UNCOVERED for 4 hours at 350.

Stir frequently and add water as needed—or if it’s not thick enough, raise the temperature to 400 during the last hour.

Slightly Sinful Baked BeansServing Suggestion:  Serve with any of these barbecued dishes:

Teriyaki Steak

Barbecued Flank Steak

Louisiana Style Barbecued Chicken

Tangy Barbecued Pork Chops

2 Responses to “Slightly Sinful Baked Beans”

  1. I also made the beans this afternoon. (I made the red potato salad, too). We hope they are the ones we had at your house! I have them in my crock pot crock in the fridge, and I’m going to start them 1st thing in the morning!

  2. Yep, those are the beans I served the night you were here. They get much thicker as they bake in the oven. Thanks for your comment, Lisa! Happy 4th of July!


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