January 31, 2009

Dennis' *Famous* Baked Beans

In the spirit of Super Bowl Sunday...these are a must.

Dennis (my step dad) has spent years perfecting this recipe, and as in all good ones, they are up in his head. Here's an attempt at transcribing it. To note - this recipe is ALWAYS requested by my cousins at family gatherings. We even have them on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 Dennis' Famous Baked Beans
What's in it:
2 cans baked beans (van kamps - short and fat)
5 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 onion minced
1 Tbl mustard
3 Tbl catsup
3 capfulls liquid smoke
3 Tbl molasses
1/2 C brown sugar

How it's made:
Preheat oven to 325.
Saute bacon and onions until onions are clear and bacon is cooked. Mix this in with all the other ingredients. Bake in a large casserole dish (or so) for one hour. Let it cool a bit before serving.


  1. It's true! These are amazing. When I first tried these, when I was in high school, I didn't like baked beans and I didn't even like bacon. But these were memorably delicious! I can't wait to have a BBQ and make some.

  2. Wait...you didn't like bacon in high school?! Well, I'm glad your tastes have matured since then.

  3. I didn't like bacon until about 2 years ago. Well, let's say I wasn't really exposed to it... I'm making up for lost time now, though.


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