Easy "Homemade" Baked Beans

I have a secret... for years whenever we are invited to a family picnic I get asked to make/bring my 'homemade' baked beans.... I like shortcuts so.... my baked beans are super easy but taste 'homemade'... here is my secret weapon

Yes...this is it... Bush's Baked Beans.

MB's Super Secret "Homemade" Baked Beans

{directions per 28 ounce can-double, triple, etc. as necessary}

28 ounce can Bush's Baked Beans

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ ketchup

½ small onion chopped into small pieces

4 strips of bacon

1 tablespoon butter {this may or may not be necessary}

1.  Brown bacon and remove from pot leaving grease in pot to saute onions. {If there is not enough bacon grease, melt 1 tablespoon butter to saute the onions}.

2.  Break bacon up into bite size pieces...not too small - you don't want them to disappear.

3.  Once the onions are a nice golden brown add the baked beans, brown sugar, ketchup and bacon.

4.  Simmer on low heat for at least one hour if on the stove top and 2 hours on low in the crock pot.

hugs, mb


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  1. Anna @ Feminine Adventures says:

    Yummy! I love summer and all the cook-outs that come with it . These look baked beans look really good. It wasn't until tasting my mother-in-law's baked beans that I finally started to like them, and I think that adding bacon is the big key. 🙂 Yummy!

  2. Lisa@Blessedwithgrace says:

    So funny. It is just like the Bush's commercials! Love your secret ingredient and those beans do look great! Thanks for sharing your recipe and linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. Have a great week, MB.

  3. the country cook @ Delightful Country Cookin' says:

    Excellent shortcut! 🙂 I love them plain, so I can only imagine how good they are with the added bacon.

  4. HI!! I made the baked beans yesterday and they were a hit!! Thanks for sharing!!!! Yum!Yum!

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