Grandma’s Baked Beans are seasoned with bacon, brown sugar, molasses, and ketchup to create this mouthwatering side dish!
Can you believe it is already nearing the end of June?? It seems like we were just celebrating Christmas and here we are already halfway through the year! With the 4th of July coming up I figured I would share another great dish that you could bring to your bbq’s and cookouts this summer- baked beans. But not just any baked beans, Grandma’s Baked Beans (because everything is better from Grandma).
This recipe comes straight from my Grandma Gail. She at some point passed the recipe onto my Mom who then passed it on to me. And when I know I want a go-to favorite for summer cookouts, this one is it.
My Grandma simply takes the regular old canned baked beans but makes them exponentially better with just a few simple add-ins. The beans become so soft, warm, and sweet and with a little tang from the extra ketchup.
Plus, you know when it is a Grandma recipe that it has to be good.
Try it out and happy cooking!
- Cooking spray
- 4 strips bacon (preferably frozen)
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- ¼ cup chopped celery
- 1 (1lb 12oz) can baked beans
- ⅛ cup ketchup
- 1 tbs brown sugar
- 1 tbs molasses
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8x8" or 9x13" baking dish and set aside.
- Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Cut bacon into small pieces (this is easier done when the bacon is frozen). Add bacon to the saute pan and allow to cook 1-2 minutes. Add in onion and celery and continue cooking until bacon is beginning to become crispy. Drain fat and set aside.
- In the prepared baking dish, combine baked beans, ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, and reserved bacon, onion and celery. Stir to combine. Place in the preheated oven for 45 minutes and serve warm.
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