Apr 032013
 

Grandma Marge’s Baked Beans

100_1826-001My mom makes the very best baked beans in the whole wide world!

I really believe that!

That doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy other variations; it’s just that none are as delicious as mom’s.

There are a couple of additions that set it apart—molasses and liquid smoke.  It is a bit like cheating and I suppose REAL Boston Baked Beans would start with raw beans that soak overnight.

But hear me again; I like simple recipes with common ingredients.  And so, this recipe meets the criteria.

We did the math and quadrupled this in huge roaster ovens for my oldest daughter’s wedding.  While I recommend actually baking the beans so that the sauce reduces and the top caramelizes a bit, this recipe certainly works for serving large crowds in this manner.  This recipe gets rave reviews whenever I serve it.  Luckily, my mom wrote up a recipe for me—she always made it with the “a little of this and a little of that” style.  But when we wanted to serve it for the wedding,  she sat down and did some measuring.

So here it is.  Enjoy with most anything, or, add some polish sausages or hot dogs and make it a main attraction!  Either way, be ready to share the recipe (or, you can always do like mom: tell them, a little of this and a little of that…).

Grandma Marge’s Baked Beans

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The ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 53 oz. cans of pork and beans (or 1 #10 size can)

2/3 cups chopped onion

½ cup molasses

2/3 cup catsup

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup prepared mustard

2 t. liquid smoke

Combine all ingredients.

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Pour  into a  deep 13×9 in. pan.  I like to use stoneware, but most any pan will work.  Do not cover.

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Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 1- 1-1/2 hours or until it thickens.

Or, this can be baked in a crock pot for several hours.  You will not get the thickened product, but the flavor will be good.  If you prefer a thickened result, drain off some of the liquid from the beans before combining with the other ingredients.  Do the same when preparing for a large crowd in a roaster oven.

Grandma Marge’s Baked Beans– simply the best.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

1 gallon beans

Grandma Marge’s Baked Beans– simply the best.

Ingredients

  • 2 53 oz. cans of pork and beans (or 1 #10 size can)
  • 2/3 cups chopped onion
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2/3 cup catsup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup prepared mustard
  • 2 t. liquid smoke

Instructions

  1. For detailed and pictured directions, go to: [www.onlymybestrecipes.com/grandmamarge'sbakedbeans/]
  2. Combine all ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Pour into a deep 13x9 in. pan. I like to use stoneware, but most any pan will work. Do not cover.
  4. Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 1- 1-1/2 hours or until it thickens.
  5. Or, this can be baked in a crock pot for several hours. You will not get the thickened product, but the flavor will be good.
  6. If you prefer a thickened result, drain off some of the liquid from the beans before combining with the other ingredients. Do the same when preparing for a large crowd in a roaster oven.

Notes

Great recipe for cooking for crowds!

http://www.onlymybestrecipes.com/grandma-marges-baked-beans-simply-the-best/

 

 Posted by at 6:12 pm

  2 Responses to “Grandma Marge’s Baked Beans– simply the best.”

  1. Wish I’d had this recipe for Easter dinner. My beans were marginal.

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