Kick Butt Baked Beans
Cooking tips for the caring cook.
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.
Add leftover, sliced all-beef or turkey hot dogs and crumbled hamburger meat to baked beans for a quick, delicious main dish.