Monday, February 11, 2013

My Mam's Baked Beans

Growing up I was not a huge fan of baked beans, until my mam brought this dish to a family function. One taste and I was immediately in love. Actually, they are the only baked beans that I will eat till this day. Texture has always played a role for me when eating. For some that might sound weird , but I can not eat certain foods  like shrimp or clams. Not because of the taste, but because of the texture. With the mix of different beans, hamburger and bacon, this dish has a great balance of texture and taste. It is very simple to throw together, and comes out nicely in the crock pot.  

Mam's Baked Beans

1 lb hamburger, cooked
1 lb bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces, cooked until crispy
2 tbsp bacon drippings
1 medium onion, chopped
1-15 oz can butter beans, drained & rinsed
1-15 oz can kidney beans, drained & rinsed 
1-15 oz can great norther beans, drained & rinsed
1-31 oz can Bush's original baked beans (do not drain)
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp dry mustard

Mix all ingredients together in crock pot. Cook on high for 2 hours. 

Simple and delicious! 


  1. Those look so great! I will have to try these. My family loves baked beans and I am the only one who doesn't...but I think that has something to do with my mother's lack of cooking skills. I never knew bacon was not meant to be black and crispy until I got married!! :)

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  3. That looks fabulous! How funny, I was not a fan of baked beans until I moved out of my parents house and now I just love them!

  4. this looks very yummy. I am not a big fan of baked beans either but when I see there is bacon in the recipe, I gotta give it a try. Bacon does make everything more delicious :)

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  5. Hi Angie, thanks for stopping by my blog from the GFC blog hop. I enjoyed being over here visiting your blog and I am your newest follower! Love your outfit posts and your kitchen post! Totally digging all that cute stuff from Target.

  6. Oooooooh, this sounds so yummy. Next time I have a potluck to go to, I am taking your beans with me! lol. Thanks for including the recipe.
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  7. PS: Love the bowl the beans are in. Nice!

  8. Oh now you've made me hungry, and i'm sat in bed at 2.11 am here in England, so not a good time to get up and make food lol Came by via the GFC blog hop and now follow on GFC, hope you can come check my blog out too.
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  9. Ooh looks good...I'm getting hungry...dinner time!

  10. yum! that looks delicious! New follower from the hop! Can't wait to check out the rest of your posts :)

  11. Sounds good, my husband makes something like that and we all love it! Thanks for sharing.
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  12. Mmm, I love baked beans! I'd like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!