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Kick Butt Baked Beans

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Kick Butt Baked Beans

This is no joke -- the secret to awesome baked beans is in a can of Coke! The syrup in the soda lends a sweet caramel flavor that brown sugar cannot match.

Dump three or four 16-ounce cans of pinto beans (drained) into a bowl and stir in 1/2-cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard, 1 tablespoon each white vinegar and Worcestershire sauce and a can of Coke. Pour into an 8-by-8-inch greased pan and bake the beans at 375-degrees for an hour.

*Note: Sugar free Coke will not work, but caffeine-free regular will.

Baked Bean History

Puritans cooked Boston Baked Beans for Saturday dinner and then ate the leftovers on Sunday with Boston brown bread.

Tasty Tip

Add leftover, sliced all-beef or turkey hot dogs and crumbled hamburger meat to baked beans for a quick, delicious main dish.

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