Hearty Baked Beans Recipe

I hope you have had a wonderful extended weekend! After a restful couple days at home, we spent Memorial Day at a barbecue with good friends.

No barbecue is complete without baked beans but they used to be the one item I’d skip. Then I tasted Joshua’s Grandma’s recipe. I could eat these for dinner by themselves!

Hearty Baked Beans

1/4 pound hamburger
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/4 pound bacon

1 can butter beans
1 can (2 cups) kidney beans
2 cans (4 cups) pork and beans/pinto beans

2 T barbecue sauce
2 T ketchup
1 T mustard
1/4 cup sugar or honey
1 1/2 T molasses
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

(If you have time) Soak pinto and kidney beans in water and 2 T vinegar overnight to break down the phytic acid. In the morning, drain water and rinse. Fill with fresh water and cook, unsalted, until nearly tender. Add salt and finish cooking.

Brown hamburger and onions; drain fat. Brown bacon, drain fat (and save them for frying eggs!) and crumble.

Combine all ingredients in a crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours or bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Makes 8-10 servings. Enjoy!

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