Monday, October 24, 2011

Verna's Baked Beans

These are my mother-in-law's beans and are somewhat of a legend in John's family. They are amazing. I used to be a Bush's baked bean kind of girl but now I have seen the light (and matured a bit) and I would rather have these than any. They are savory, bold, and sweet-but not like a dessert-sweet.  I was surprised to see that Verna's and Pioneer Woman's recipes are almost identical.

2 large (28 oz or so) cans pork & beans, drain about 1/2 the liquid
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 T worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 green pepper, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 lb bacon, cooked & crumbled

In a crockpot or large pot, combine all ingredients. Simmer. Enjoy.

Picture borrowed from here until I take one of my own.

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Tawnie said...

I think it was you who taught me the glory of Bush's baked beans. I have never made homemade and I am excited to try these. Thanks for sharing!

Scott / Lori said...
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Scott / Lori said...

I love these beans! They are just every way. Yum.