My mother has a great recipe for homemade baked beans, but I just couldn't justify the time it took to soak the beans and slow-cook them all day. For my son's 5th birthday, we had a cook-out and I added a few simple ingredients to some canned baked beans and came up with this recipe. It was a hit! This recipe requires about 15 minutes of prep. time and 45 minutes of cook time. For the great taste of home-made baked beans in less time, this baked bean recipe is sure to please!
2 pounds (16 oz.) canned baked beans (original style)
4 Slices bacon
4 Slices bacon
2 Tablespoon bacon grease
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 Tablespoon French's Classic Worcestershire sauce
1 Teaspoon French's Classic Yellow Mustard
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the baked beans in a 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish and set aside. Place the bacon in a stack and chop it into 1/2" size pieces. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and saute' until crisp. Remove the bacon to a plate. There should be approximately 2 Tablespoons of grease left in the pan. Place the onion in the pan and saute' until tender, stirring occasionally, about 3 - 5 minutes. Remove the pan from heat. Add the onion, bacon, light brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and French's Yellow Mustard to the beans and stir until combined.
Baked covered at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 more minutes until bubbly.
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