Picnic Baked Beans

Picnic Baked Beans

"I loved it when my mom made these classic beans...now I make them for my family. They have great old-fashioned flavor and are a real crowd-pleaser. I like to make them for potlucks, picnics or as part of a summertime dinner."
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2 h 15 m servings
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Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. Rinse beans; place in a Dutch oven with 2 qts. water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse. Return beans to Dutch oven with remaining water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 1 hour or until beans are tender. Drain, reserving cooking liquid. In the Dutch oven or 3-qt. baking dish, combine beans, 1 cup cooking liquid, onion, ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, salt, mustard and bacon; mix well. Cover and bake at 300 degrees F for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until beans are as thick as desired. Stir occasionally and add more of the reserved cooking liquid if needed.

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These are just like the beans that my Mom made too! I followed the directions as written and found that they should cook longer than the 2 to 2 1/2 hours stated. I would let it go at least 3 o...

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I made these for Christmas dinner and was a little disappointed. My beans never softened, even though I baked them for an extra hour, stirred every half hour, added all of the cooking liquid pl...

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These are just like the beans that my Mom made too! I followed the directions as written and found that they should cook longer than the 2 to 2 1/2 hours stated. I would let it go at least 3 o...

These are really good!! I had to sub. maple syrup for the molasses (didn't have any) and I added a tbsp. of cider vinegar for extra tang, just a personal preference. The sauce is so good, I cont...

2 Thumbs up!!! Very glad i found this recipe as i was aout to give up on beans altogether. My husband says they're great and so do i. Just cooked for a LOT longer but woth every minute.

I made these for Christmas dinner and was a little disappointed. My beans never softened, even though I baked them for an extra hour, stirred every half hour, added all of the cooking liquid pl...

Delicious! Family raved at Christmas about this dish. I was so glad to find a "from scratch" recipe since the canned pork-n-beans have spices added that upset my stomach. I cut back brown su...

Really really good! I didn't have any bacon, but they are sure great with out it!

Thses came out really good. Great with Keilbasa :)

These were way too sweet. I added a few squirts of prepared yellow mustard and that helped offset the sweetness. Overall a good baked bean recipe.

Now a favourite in our house. I tried it for the first time 2 weeks ago and we have had it twice since then. A great staple in a vegetarian household (I substituted the crumbled bacon with slice...

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