Baked Beans

Baked Beans

A mixture of seasoned kidney, pinto, and butter beans

Yield: 

10-12 servings

Ingredients: 

1 (28 oz.) can vegetarian baked beans (I used Bush's brand), undrained
2 (15 oz.) cans butter beans, drained
2 (15 oz.) cans kidney beans, partially drained
1 c. brown sugar
1 onion, chopped
1/4 c. cider vinegar
1 tsp. oregano (or more)

Instructions: 

Stove top:

Finish draining kidney beans into a pot, add vinegar, and saute onions in the mixture until onions are translucent. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Simmer for 25 minutes or until beans are the thickness you desire.

Oven:

Combine all ingredients and bake in a greased dish, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1 1/2-2 hours.

Crock pot:

Combine all ingredients and cook for 4 hours.

 

The baked beans... before they were baked!
(The beans before baking)

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Notes: 

When I want to make this dish more cheaply, I add extra kidney beans (Aldi sells them cheap :D).

This recipe was given to me from my friend Sheri T. :)

Preparation Time: 

7 minutes

Cooking Time: 

30 minutes, 90 minutes, or 4 hours

Tammy's Review: 

These are my favorite baked beans. I love the oregano flavor, and the vinegar and brown sugar gives it an almost sweet-n-sour taste. I like the whole kidney and lima beans, which are also even more nutritious than the canned baked beans. I could eat these as a whole meal of just beans!! My rating: 9/10

Comments

I give this recipe and enthusiastic 10. I am not the biggest bean fan and most baked beans are not enjoyable for me. This recipe on the other hand has great flavor and texture and also is very pretty. It can be baked in the oven or cooked quickly on the stove top. It may only be a side dish of beans, but it tastes great and due to the variety of beans has a bit of nutrition. As a non-bean fan I find these beans an attractive addition to a meal. Two thumbs up!

Rating: 
5

Please see the recipe above for my full review! Thanks! ~Tammy

Rating: 
5

This is a deliciously healthy dish that is also very versatile. We serve this at many family gatherings, and I often make it at home as a side and a main dish. On occasion I add cooked and seasoned ground beef and call it "Pioneer Beans." That's a fun way to serve it to children.

Rating: 
5

I really like flavorful baked beans, and that would be these! My favorite thing to eat them with is macaroni and cheese. :-)

Rating: 
5

Baked beans and mac & cheese, that is. I've done that since I was a child. The flavors really compliment each other.

These were fabulous!

Rating: 
5

WOW, this is good. It has just the right amount of sweetness to it. The oregano is something I would have never thought of on my own, but it is a welcome addition to these baked beans.

Rating: 
5

This recipe could be used for canning? I've been thinking about making my own baked beans and canning them for future use, but haven't come across a good recipe until now!

Rating: 
5

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