Baked Beans

Baked Beans

I learned this recipe from my Maa many many years ago. Its one of those dishes that I want to make all the time but never have what I need to make it. What I’m always missing is a can of vegetarian baked beans. Yes, I use a can of baked beans to make…..baked beans.

Have you ever eaten “plain” baked beans from a can. Not too great. These are better. They are especially delicious served with your favorite Macaroni Salad during a backyard party or Easter Sunday or Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or ANY DAY.

I feel like I need to tell you that these are sweet and I guess that all depends on the brand of canned baked beans you use. I use Bush’s.

Baked Beans

2 tablespoons margarine (i use Earth Balance)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 28oz can vegetarian baked beans
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
1 tablespoon ketchup or chili sauce
1 teaspoon mustard powder
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a 1 1/2 quart corningware dish melt margarine over medium heat. Add onions and sauted until soft, about 5 minutes.

Add can of baked beans, blackstrap molasses, ketchup or chili sauce, mustard powder and salt. Mix to combine then place in the preheated oven.

Bake AT LEAST 35 minutes* or until desired thickness.

*the longer you cook this the better and thicker it is. I usually go between 45 min-1hour.

11 Comments on Baked Beans

  1. VeggieGirl
    March 5, 2009 at 8:02 PM (14 years ago)

    HOLY YUM!!

    By the way, ANTM is going to be quite interesting :-D

  2. veggievixen
    March 5, 2009 at 8:44 PM (14 years ago)

    mmm what yummy goodness.

  3. Mihl
    March 6, 2009 at 6:22 AM (14 years ago)

    That looks wonderful!

  4. melody polakow
    March 6, 2009 at 4:27 PM (14 years ago)

    Yum! I love baked beans. In fact, I will be making some (probably in the crockpot) this week. I actually like Bush’s canned baked beans.. cold with dijon mustard. I am a very weird person! lol

  5. pandawithcookie
    March 7, 2009 at 6:48 AM (14 years ago)

    I found your new site!
    And yes, please, to baked beans.

  6. JENNA
    March 7, 2009 at 8:10 AM (14 years ago)

    Melody….cold with dijon sounds DELICIOUS!!

  7. Kris
    March 8, 2009 at 6:03 PM (14 years ago)

    I agree, straight up from the can, baked beans are boring. I usually add some BBQ sauce, but your recipe sounds wonderful! I will definitely make these this summer. That’s baked bean season for us. :)

  8. Vic
    March 12, 2009 at 2:18 PM (14 years ago)

    I have heard some great things about your blog, so here I am. I am hooked, and following.

  9. Rudy
    August 31, 2009 at 11:49 PM (14 years ago)

    I’m thrilled to find another person who uses margarine. Everyone around here (Upper West Side) thinks its poison and I’m thinking I’m the only one with my head screwed on straight. Its delicious and yellow and makes things taste buttery, almost!


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