baked beans recipe! 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. You’ll not regret it! I’m sure.
2 tbsp vegetable oil
6 oz smoked bacon, sliced and then chopped
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small red bell pepper, diced
2 cans cooked and drained navy or cannellini beans (15,5oz/453g each)
2 tsp brown sugar
½ tsp sweet paprika
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 ½ tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp barbecue sauce
4 tbsp tomatoes ketchup
1 tsp chili powder or flakes, or to taste
salt and pepper
1 – Preheat oven to 350ºF /180ºC/moderate. Spread a thin layer of oil in a medium-sized baking dish.
2 – Heat a medium saucepan with a drizzle of vegetable oil and bacon bits and stir.
3 – When bacon begins to brown, mix in onion, garlic, the bell pepper and then stir until wilt and fragrant.
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.
5 – Turn beans stew into baking dish and bake for about half an hour, until sauce thickens and caramelizes on sides.
You can serve this homemade baked beans recipe as a side dish with several options, such as roasts, rice, and potatoes.
Freeze the extra beans so you can use them for another occasion
- Category: Side Dish, Dinner
- Method: Main course
- Cuisine: American
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