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Monday, September 25, 2017

Gourmet Baked Beans


I thought I'd share this yummy recipe I made up
this summer.  It's so good you'll want to make this
instead of your regular baked beans from here on out!
If you give it a try, let me know how you like it.


Gourmet Baked Beans

1/2 package of bacon, cut with scissors into 1" pieces
1 lb 90% lean ground beef
1 cup chopped sweet onion
1/2 cup sliced celery
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 T yellow mustard
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 16 oz can baked beans, undrained
1 16 oz can of butter beans, drained
1 15 oz can navy beans, undrained
1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
A few dashes of liquid smoke
1/4 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon worchestershire

In a large skillet cook the bacon until crisp.
Add the ground beef and cook through.
Add the onion and celery and cook until tender.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Bake 350 uncovered for 30 minutes.
Add a little water if they are too thick.

A few hints....
Don't sweat the type of beans.  I've used lima beans,
navy beans, etc.  Just use a nice variety.
Don't sweat the size of cans or the draining of the
liquid.  If the liquid is thick, then leave it.
If it's watery, then drain it.

Enjoy!




23 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious. In a way they are similar to another recipe I use, but yours has some ingredients in it that I know my hubby will enjoy. I'll let you know how it turns out for me. :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. I hope he loves them! They are great leftover, too. We had them several nights in a row with burgers, chicken, pork chops. Very yummy.

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  2. I'm loving this recipe Betsy. I will try it really soon. Large enough for a big family. I like that.

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    1. It does make a lot but we enjoyed them several nights in a row with just 3 of us
      here eating them. Yum.

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  3. Hi Betsy - my kind of dish ... wonderful now winter is coming in. Love all sorts of beans - but especially butter beans .. but this is delicious looking - cheers Hilary

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  4. You'll be able to rhyme with my sign off with ease
    As after those you'll create a breeze lol

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    1. If with you beans don't agree
      Please refrain and don't cause misery.
      hahaha.

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  5. Looks yummy - but what is liquid smoke?

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    1. It is a flavoring. It gives a smokey taste as if you cooked outside over a grill or camp fire.
      You must use it sparingly. Only a few drops!

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  6. Hi Betsy . . . all I can say is "Yum!" with a capital Y.
    I shall try this in my cooking portfolio . . . would be light years ahead of my regular baked beeans on toast . . . lol. Yes, what is liquid smoke?

    Feeling a little sad today because two of my old dial a ride passengers died recently. A brilliant man called Don, who I mentioned a few times and Olive, a lovely lady. Both lates 80s. Oh well, guess no-one lasts forever, although I did read that the experts believe that Rosa's generation could live to 120 . . . what would the pension people say to that, I wonder? probably HELP.
    Hope you had a nice day enjoying some solitude . . . :)

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    1. Sorry about your elderly friends that rode the bus. So sad.
      120 is amazing. I bet retirement age will be about 90 by then, too. haha.

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    2. You look as though you might make 120. . . . :)

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    3. Maybe my weight but not my age. lol

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    4. You might surprise us both . . . your heart is certainly big enough . . . :)

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  7. Excellent! I do much of the same type of recipe. Always a hit!

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    1. It is always a hit, isn't it? Nice for a crowd, too.

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  8. I make a similar recipe, but without the celery and onion. It sounds wonderful and I will have to try those additions!

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    1. I had an old recipe that had the ground beef but no bacon or spices.
      I think there are a lot of similar recipes out there. Yum. Hope you like
      the celery and onions in there.

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  9. Wow thanks for sharing this recipe...I just have to convert into grams and I can give it a go :-)
    Love

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  10. Mmmm, love that it has bacon and ground beef. And the flavors sound delicious - brown sugar, mustard, onions, celery - yum! I think it would be great for a Super Bowl party, but don't want to wait until then to try it.

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    1. Give it a trial run and if you love it, I think it would be perfect for the Super Bowl!

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