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Homemade baked beans for the Labor Day weekend

"Kathy's Baked Beans" will be a welcome addition to your Labor Day festivities!
"Kathy's Baked Beans" will be a welcome addition to your Labor Day festivities!

It's hard to believe that the calendar says that August is almost over and that September is just a few days away! Picnics and barbecues will be the order of this weekend as we enjoy some time off. Lots of people like to get in one final cookout before summer gets away from us!

When grilling out, that's going to mean having things that go with the traditional hamburgers and hot dogs. One thing that many enjoy at cookouts is baked beans. I'm passing along a recipe for a special type of baked beans, which the recipe was give to me by a good friend. So, I'd like to share "Kathy's Baked Beans" with you!

This recipe is a classic recipe, full of smoky, barbecue flavor! Very easy to make, you simply mix the ingredients in a casserole dish and place in the oven to bake. It's that easy! One good thing about these beans is that you may already have the ingredients on hand to make this recipe, so it's easy on the budget, too

All you need to combine is canned pork and beans, ketchup, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, and cut-up bacon. Slide the dish into a 325 degree oven and this bakes for 2-1/2 hours. This is a correct time, incidenally! This is especially handy when you want to "fix it and forget it"!

This makes a baked bean that's sweet and sticky, which many people like! If you feel that the amount of brown sugar is too much, feel free to reduce the amount. If you like your beans not quite so thick, you could reduce the baking time some, though I find these beans to be great as they are!


  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) pork and beans
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed (either light or dark)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Kraft barbecue sauce (original flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into small pieces

Combine all ingredients in a shallow 8 inch baking dish. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 2-1/2 hours. Yield: 6 servings.

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