This is my go to side dish for summer cook outs. Homemade flavor without a ton of time, money, or effort. Because honestly, isn’t the grilled food really the star of any cook out?
For any vegetarians out there this just as good with the vegetarian baked beans and omitting the bacon or ground beef. Just cook the onions in a bit of oil and continue on with the recipe.
Jazzed Up Baked Beans
This is a cheater recipe for those times when you need to take a dish somewhere but don’t have a lot of time but do want to go through a bit more effort than just opening a can.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
- 1 28 ounce can baked beans
- 2 slices bacon or
- 1/4 pound ground beef
- 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar, maple syrup or molasses
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- To taste black pepper
In a saucepan over medium heat cook the bacon until crisp or ground beef until browned. Remove bacon if using. Add onions, sauté until tender.
Add baked beans, sugar, barbecue sauce and black pepper. Heat thoroughly. Crumble bacon and add if used.
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