January 13, 2013

guest blog: bacon baked beans

Delicious and easy to make.  I based this on two recipes.  One is Alton Brown's.  I only took a few ideas from that because he wants you too use dried beans, which takes a long time for them to be edible.  You have to soak them over night, but I ain't got time for that!  So my main source for this recipe is my mom.  Her recipe is much simpler and it came out great.

Here's the recipe!

Bacon Baked Beans
makes about 6 servings


half of a package of bacon, chopped up
2 medium onions, chopped
couple of cloves of garlic, chopped
jalapeño, chopped
1/4 cup of tomato puree
1/4 cup of brown sugar
can each of red and white beans, drained
vegetable broth
salt and peper to taste

On the stove, start the bacon cooking, and when you have it mostly cooked, add the onions.  A few minutes later, once the onions are softened, add the garlic and jalapeño.  Once those are cooked, add the tomato puree and the brown sugar and cook for a few minutes.  Now add the beans and enough broth to make the desired consistency.  Mix, cover and put into the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Enjoy!


  1. That looks delicious! I'll try it one time but may have to leave the jalapenos out for the girls. What do you eat this with?

    1. Hi Ela! Thanks for your note! :)
      You can have it with cornbread or country bread. It's also good on its own.
      Big hugs,