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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mindy's Baked Beans

I was never a fan of baked beans growing up...in fact I ALWAYS turned my nose up at them. I thought they were nasty! Several years back one of my sister-in-laws (yes, I always brag about them because they are ALL THE MOST AMAZING COOKS EVER!!!) made a big pot of baked beans and brought them to a barbecue. Everyone was raving about how fantastic they were, so I thought "since I was a grown up now" I should give them a try....the rest is history. I think I had 3-4 helpings (large ones I might add) that day and I have been hooked ever since. THESE are to "DIE FOR" baked beans...they are scrumptious and the very best that I have ever eaten! I like to serve them with burgers or hot links or with my macaroni salad (all of which recipes are on this blog)...in fact, I've caught myself eating them for breakfast sometimes just because I didn't get my fill of them the night before. They are THAT GOOD! MMmmmmmmm!!

Mindy's Baked Beans

1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1 lb bacon, cooked and drained
1 red onion, chopped
2 T butter
5 cans beans (your choice of any...I use 3 kidney beans, 1 great northern and 1 black bean...but your favorites will work wonderfully)
1/2 c. barbecue sauce (your favorite)
1/2 c. brown sugar
16 oz ketchup

Melt butter in a sauce pan (or frying pan if you plan on cooking baked beans in the crock pot), saute chopped onion. Add other ingredient to sauce pan and mix thoroughly OR place sauted onions in crock pot, adding other ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes in sauce pan or cook in a crock pot for 1-2 hours.

~Julie

1 comment:

  1. I've always loved baked beans, and these look super! I'd love to have them on Memorial day with some hot dogs!

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