Why buy store baked beans when you can easily make them yourself. The taste will amaze you and you can say, " I made them myself." Baked beans are a great side dish at family cook outs. This recipe is sure to please. Just follow my easy instructions, and you're on your way to the perfect homemade side dish of baked beans.
Things You Will Need1/2 pound bacon, diced
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
2 cans navy beans
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
large skillet and 2-quart casserole dish/with lid
Step 1Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
In a large skillet, fry the diced bacon until just almost crisp. Drain. Save 1 tablespoon of the drippings and discard the rest. Put the bacon in the casserole dish and set aside.
Step 2Saute' the onions and celery in the saved bacon drippings, until lightly browned. Add the molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, mustard and vinegar. Combine well. Add the 2 cans of navy beans. Mix well. Pour into the casserole dish with the bacon, combine well. Cover and cook for about 2 hours, or until all moisture is absorbed.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Spray the casserole dish with cooking spray, will be easier to clean later. Also, not a bad idea to place on a cookie sheet while baking so if it bubbles over doesn't make a mess of your oven.
Tips & WarningsMay not take 2 hours to cook, if you cook too long your beans will be dry. Check after the first hour and then again every 15 minutes or so.