Bacon Baked Beans

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The inspiration for this recipe came from Country Living magazine: Honey-Baked Beans.

Here’s our version:

  • 2 bacon strips
  • 1 big clove garlic, pressed
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • ~1/2 cup dry navy beans, cooked (I cooked them yesterday. This was probably 2 cups of beans, so maybe 1.5 – 2 cans’ worth?)
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 oz sherry (the real deal)
  • Some veggie broth (he didn’t specify, but I’d guess maybe he added 1/2 a cup or so?)
  • Spices, including cinnamon, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for a few minutes until it’s slightly brown. Add all remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir in beans, increase heat to high, and bring mixture to a slight boil. Put into oven and bake, uncovered, until nice and hot, 20-25 minutes.

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SO GOOD!!!! Filling, sweet and nutritious!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 andrea September 2, 2009 at 9:54 pm

delurking because those look incredible! thanks for the recipe – I’m definitely adding the ingredients to my next shopping list. :)


2 Bev September 2, 2009 at 9:58 pm

I want to make them NOW ! Thanks Matt


3 sarah (ghost world) September 3, 2009 at 4:55 am

YUM — such a simple but delicious and filling looking dinner! i want to make this!


4 Elizabeth September 3, 2009 at 7:44 am

These sound delicious! I will be making these!


5 Hallie (Healthy Twists) September 3, 2009 at 11:26 am

Oh I’ll have to try this…boyfriend didn’t like my version of baked beans and I love them so I need to find something better…this might be it. Anything I could sub for the sherry (don’t want to buy a whole bottle for one T)?


6 Matt September 3, 2009 at 1:32 pm

Bourbon would be a great substitution for the sherry (or any whiskey). Also, you could put a whole beer in here and leave out the broth!


7 whitney September 3, 2009 at 4:56 pm

they look amazing!


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