5/11/10

Iron Skillet Baked Beans

Don't knock the weather; 
nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.  
~Kin Hubbard

We're experiencing uncharacteristically cool weather for May here in our area.
I’ve been reaching back into my closet for shirts I didn't expect to wear again until October!

Here's an easy recipe for "fancying up" canned baked beans. Larry is really fond of this dish!
Many blessing and best wishes for a terrific Tuesday!


We like Bush's Best Country Style Baked Beans.
I drain the sauce from one can of the beans. 
If you prefer "soupier" baked beans, leave both cans undrained.

I use kitchen shears to cut the bacon.

You can reduce the brown sugar for a less sweet dish.

Time to add the beans!

Stir beans into bacon and sugar mixture 
and pop in the oven!

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Iron Skillet Baked Beans

I use my cast iron Dutch oven for this recipe, which produces a rich, sweet, thick baked bean dish.

2 (28-ounce) cans baked beans (I use Bush’s Country-style.)
6 slices bacon, chopped
1 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Open beans; drain sauce from one can of beans. Set beans aside.
Layer bacon in a large cast iron skillet, completely covering bottom of pan.
Sprinkle brown sugar over bacon.
Cook bacon and sugar over medium heat.
When bacon grease starts to bubble through the sugar, add beans.
Stir to combine beans and bacon. Place skillet in the preheated oven.
Bake for 45 - 60 minutes.

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5 comments:

  1. Hello sweet friend! I am sure you have heard this hundreds of times...girl, you need to publish a cookbook! You have the best recipes!!

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  2. Love that weather quote, how true !
    and of course, we love baked beans, I am now craving them, look so yummy !!

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  3. When I learned my Belmont Family would be here for lunch Sunday, I knew it was time to try Larry's baked beans. The recipe was a hit, and it was very easy to prepare. Thanks.

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  4. I tried something with the leftovers, tonight, that I'm thinking of incorporating into my next batch of baked beans. I grilled some Conecuh (think ko-neck-uh)Smoked Sausage as appetizers for our grilled burgers. I diced some of the smoked sausage and stirred it into the beans on my plate and thought the combination was delicious. So, next time I use Larry's recipe, I'll be adding perhaps a half-pound of diced smoked sausage to the mix. Can't wait to try it...but, I'm out of canned baked beans.

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  5. I told Larry you tried the beans! We're both glad you guys liked them.
    The addition of the smoked sausage sounds delicious! We'll have to try that, too!
    We love grilled smoked sausage!
    Best wishes to you and Barbara for a wonderful week! God bless!

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