Delight your taste buds with the irresistible combination of sweet and savory in these Brown Sugar and Bacon Baked Beans. A dish that has stood the test of time, cherished by generations, it brings warmth and flavor to any gathering. This recipe, adorned with crispy bacon and the subtle sweetness of brown sugar, has become a beloved classic in many households.
Ingredients: Gather the following ingredients for this mouthwatering dish:
- 6 slices of bacon
- 2 cans (16 ounces) baked beans
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 3/4 cup ketchup
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced
- Preparation: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Bacon Prep: Cook the bacon in a large skillet or in the microwave until most of the fat is released, but the bacon remains flexible. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
- Combine Ingredients: In a 9-inch square baking dish, combine the baked beans, diced onion, yellow mustard, ketchup, brown sugar, and diced Granny Smith apple. This medley of flavors will create a delightful symphony in your mouth.
- Bacon Garnish: Arrange slices of bacon on top of the bean mixture, creating a savory crown that will infuse the dish with that delicious bacon essence.
- Baking Magic: Bake the dish uncovered for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. During this time, the bacon will become irresistibly crispy, and the beans will transform into a bubbly, flavorful masterpiece.
- Enjoy the Deliciousness: Once baked to perfection, remove from the oven, and let the enticing aroma fill your kitchen. Serve the Brown Sugar and Bacon Baked Beans alongside your favorite main course or as a standalone dish.
Conclusion: The magic of this dish lies in its simplicity and the perfect marriage of sweet and savory flavors. As your kitchen fills with the aroma of baking beans and sizzling bacon, you’ll know you’ve created something special. Whether enjoyed as a side at a family barbecue or as a comforting dish on a cozy evening, these Brown Sugar and Bacon Baked Beans are sure to become a cherished tradition in your home. Indulge in the heartwarming goodness and savor the smiles it brings to your loved ones. Enjoy!