Simple baked beans

Amy’s Baked Beans

Amy's Baked Beans

Amy’s Baked Beans

I REALLY love homemade baked beans from scratch but rarely have the time to make them. Years ago I tasted my friend Amy’s baked beans and I knew they would always be a favorite of mine. Whenever she makes them people go back for seconds. It’s a simple recipe with relatively few ingredients.  Because you start with canned beans the cooking time is shortened. These can be baked in the oven or done in a crock pot. Super easy and very tasty.



Amy’s Baked Beans*

6 c. chopped onion

1 lb. ground meat

1 lb. bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 c. brown sugar

2 cans tomato soup

3 can butter beans, rinsed and drained

Mix onion, meat and bacon in skillet and cook until onions are translucent. Drain off excess fat. Place in Dutch oven with remaining ingredients and cook, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 90 minutes.

Note: You can also cook in a crock pot on high for 4 hours or longer. Uncover, for awhile, if you like, for thicker sauce.

*This recipe has been in the McWilliam family for several generations. They are also called Grandma McWilliam’s Beans and before that Aunt Eilizabeth’s Beans.


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