If you’re trying to think about the perfect comfort and healthy side dish for a winter or fall dinner, this is it: a truly baked beans recipe. Baked beans are pure tradition, impossible to resist and so, so delicious. It’s not a difficult recipe to make, taking only an hour to prepare.
If you want to make it even easier, you can buy canned beans and save yourself some time; if you wish, you can cook 1lb dry navy or any white beans of your choice. Use water in an instant cooker pan or crockpot to cook beans until tender, drain them and they will be ready to use! An extra tip is to freeze the extra beans so you can use them for another occasion. Could it get any more convenient than this? Surely not. Just researching a bit you will find that most baked beans don’t tell you to use the oven, differently from this one. You’ll find it even tastier! You can serve this as a side dish with several options, such as roasts, rice, and potatoes.
How To Make These Homemade baked beans Recipe from scratch?
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350ºF /180ºC/moderate. Spread a thin layer of oil in a medium-sized baking dish.
STEP 2: Heat a medium saucepan with a drizzle of vegetable oil and bacon bits and stir.
STEP 3: When bacon begins to brown, mix in onion, garlic, the bell pepper and then stir until wilt and fragrant.
STEP 4: Add brown sugar, paprika, mustard, vinegar, barbecue sauce, ketchup and let it boil for about one minute. Stir in the beans, the chili powder, and let them bubble for 5 minutes or so, until thickened and flavorful. Season with salt and pepper.
STEP 5: Turn beans stew into baking dish and bake for about half an hour, until sauce thickens and caramelizes on sides.