Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is my favorite baked bean recipe. Sweet, smoky, tangy, and full of flavor. Plus the contrast in colors of the beans make the dish look interesting. Always a big hit at picnics or potlucks. The original recipe was called "Five Dollar Beans" but it called for a lot of extra ingredients. It had a wonderful flavor, adults loved it, but the kids thought that it looked "weird". So I adapted the recipe for picky eaters and I actually like it much better this way. It was my daughter's idea to rename this dish "Three Dollar Beans".
- 3 (16 ounce) cans pork and beans (lightly drained)
- 1 (16 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 lb smoked bacon, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup catsup
- 1⁄2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Brown bacon until crisp then drain on paper towels.
- Cook onions in bacon drippings until translucent.
- Drain any excess fat from pan.
- Add beans, catsup, barbecue sauce, sugars and bacon to pan.
- Stir and pour into a baking pan.
- Bake for 1 hour.
Although I almost always make baked beans without any meat, I made an exception here, 'cause I wanted to get the full flavor that was intended! Not a disappointment, either, 'cause THESE BEANS ARE GREAT! Another time I might use molasses instead of the BBQ sauce, but again, I tell you, THESE BEANS ARE GREAT! Thanks, much, for sharing the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed as part of my And-a THREE theme in My-3-Chefs]