Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hickory House Baked Beans

I love baked beans of every variety.  I love them out of a can....did I really just say that?  I love them made totally from scratch.  I also love them semi-homemade, which is what this recipe is. 

If you're in need of a good side dish for your upcoming Labor Day cookout try these Hickory House Baked Beans.  They take a little more effort than opening up a can of store-bought baked beans, but the nice thing is that they take on the flavors of your favorite barbecue sauce.  I added a little bit of dry mustard to mine, simply because I like to add dry mustard to all of my barbecue.  I also think you could replace the diced bell pepper with diced jalapeno for a little extra kick.  Flavor them your way!


Hickory House Baked Beans
Adapted from saveur.com
Serves 4-6

1/2 large red or green bell pepper (or maybe jalapeno)
2  15 oz. cans, drained cooked pinto or navy beans
1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
1 tbsp. worcestershire
Optional:  1-2 teaspoons dry mustard or your favorite bbq seasoning

Preheat oven to 375ยบ. Stem and seed bell pepper, cut into 1/4" pieces, and put into a 2-quart or 8" x 8" baking dish. Add beans, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup water to dish and mix well. Drizzle worcestershire sauce on top. Bake until top is glazed-looking and browned, the beans start to peek up from the liquid, and the liquid is bubbling vigorously around the edges, 45-60 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
Theme:  Outside of Mexico


14 comments:

  1. I, too, love beans (even out of a can). These look and sound amazing.

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  2. I'm a big bean eater myself. This is so much easier and faster than making beans from scratch. Hope you are having a leisurely long weekend Kim.
    Sam

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  3. I had my eye on these too. Great choice for this week with Labor Day cookouts. Smart!

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  4. I'm like you . . . I could eat baked beans anytime! ANYTIME! Nice to see you blogging again after a busy summer enjoying the kids!

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  5. PS: I forgot to tell you that over on my new Wordpress blog, I listed your blog under my blogroll 'delicious blogs'. I'm trying to get it launched successfully by informing my readers to follow along there. At some point, my blogger blog will come to an end, so I'm hoping that folks will follow both as I transfer stuff over. Thanks for your support, Kim.

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  6. These look so homey and delicious. Adding the kick of mustard is a great idea too. Great pick! ;-)

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  7. I am in love with Baked Beans !....these look so good I feel like getting a great big bag of Ruffles and digging right into them BBQ Style !

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  8. I love that these baked beans are vegetarian and oh so easy to throw together! WIN.

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  9. Well you know what I think about beans out of a can, lol.

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  10. I love baked beans so much I scramble them with eggs and put them in corn tortillas for breakfast - a little hot sauce and I am a happy camper!

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  11. ooh, i love these! my daughter (who can be difficult to please), also loved baked beans. i'm going to have to make these soon! hope you're having a good week!

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  12. I am lover of baked beans too! They have a comfort factor to them. These look super tasty!

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  13. Delish! I am all for adding mustard to bbq too. Bayless did have lots of Hickory House dishes - I'll have to try a couple.

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  14. We are "bean girls" this week, you and I. To be honest, I was all set to participate with that Bayless theme but it got so dog-gone hot. These sure look good Kim and I can see we could enjoy them with burgers later this weekend :-) Hope you are doing well and Fall temps are headed your way.

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