EVERY July 4th, I make my favorite baked beans. My recipe was given to me by a college roomate's mother. When I told my friend that I would bring baked beans to her party, her husband asked what I put into my beans. After I mentioned the pound of bacon and ground beef, I think I had him! These are some serious beans, y'all!
1 pound Bacon
1/2 pound Hamburger
1/2 Cup Ketchup
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Mustard
1 Tbs Vinegar
2 Tbs Molassis
2 Pounds Kidney Beans, drained
2 Pounds Pork and Beans, un-drained
2 pounds Northern (cannelini) Beans, un-drained
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Brown bacon in a cast iron skillet and remove to a paper towl. In 2Tbl of reserved bacon grease cook onion until it is translucent. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Combine all ingredients in a 13 X 9 pyrex dish. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes covered. Remove tin foil and cook an additional 30 minutes uncovered.
What else did I bring?
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|Picked from our garden, my favorite blue hydrangeas. I put these into a mason jar with a little cast iron plant in the bottom to disguise the stems|
|My Favorite $2.99 July 4th bucket filled with beer and ice!|