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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.

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This is my Daring Bakers challenge for the month of February. I forgot to tell the lovely people of DB’s that I moved my site so I had to post over at B36 Kitchen. So I hope this is the only time I tell you to head over there and check it out.

The February 2009 challenge is hosted by Wendy of WMPE’s blog and Dharm of Dad ~ Baker & Chef.
We have chosen a Chocolate Valentino cake by Chef Wan; a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Dharm and a Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Wendy as the challenge.