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Potluck Baked Beans

Potluck Baked BeansIt's almost a guarantee you'll be asked for the recipe when you take these beans to your next potluck, picnic or get-together. My family says this dish should be called candied beans—with a combination of complementary flavors, they're just plain good, no matter what they're called!

Recipe Ingredients:

4 (28-ounce) cans baked beans*, drained
1 3/4 cups dark or light brown sugar**
3 tablespoons dry mustard
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 slices of bacon, diced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Combine the beans, brown sugar, dry mustard onion and bacon; mixing well. Spoon into into a large, well-greased casserole dish, ovenproof Dutch oven or bean pot.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours.

Makes 32 (1/2 cup) servings. (Recipe can be halved.)

*Use a premium brand of beans for best results. The amount of beans is approximate, a little more or less is okay.

**For a richer, old-fashioned molasses taste and deeper color, use dark brown sugar.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/32 of recipe): 176.0 calories; 8% calories from fat; 1.6g total fat; 1.6mg cholesterol; 25.7mg sodium; 383.7mg potassium; 35.0g carbohydrates; 6.2g fiber; 19.8g sugar; 28.9g net carbs; 5.7g protein.

Recipe and photograph by Hope Cantil; copyright © 1999; property of See Terms of Use.