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April 03, 2016

Easy Baked Beans

Beans, beans good for your heart. They are a very healthy choice as a side or meatless main dish. Not only do they provide a good source for protein, they are also high in Vitamins A and C, calcium, phosphorus and iron.

Bush's Best Beans are my go to for baked beans. They come in so many flavors now that you can decide on what you're in the mood for.
My favorite choices are traditional and homestyle. They also have a vegetarian style.

The secret is to slow cook them.

serves 4

Ingredients:

1 (28 ounce) can traditional style Bush Beans
1/2 white onion, finely chopped
4 slices bacon, optional

Instructions:

Pour beans into a 2 quart casserole dish with lid. Mix in onions and top with bacon.

Cook in preheated 325 degree oven for 1 hour or until liquid has reduced by half. Don't let the beans become dry.

Cooking Wiser

To create more flavor or a different flavor add (one or more in any combination):

1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 small jalapeno pepper, finely minced
1/2 pound ground beef or ground sausage, cooked
Top with 4-6 ounces grated cheddar cheese

Posted by terri at April 3, 2016 09:47 PM

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