Rich and saucy baked beans are the perfect summer BBQ side dish. The BEST baked beans recipe has molasses, peppers, onions, and of course bacon. But the real secret isn't in the ingredients at all. Ok, one of the ingredients makes a difference but mostly it's in the cooking. And trust me, you'll never make another recipe after this.
1Red Bell PepperChopped
3Cans Baked Beans16 ounces
Fry the bacon and set aside.
Reserve 2 Tablespoons (or less is fine) of the bacon grease, saute onions and peppers in it.
Mix all ingredients together except the 1/3 of the bacon.
Sprinkle the reserved bacon over the beans.
Put everything in a large pot and bake uncovered for 2.5-3 hours @ 300 degrees.
When done sprinkle a little cilantro over the top if desired.
The Best Baked Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 355Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: America's Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides