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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quick Baked Beans (Stovetop, NO PORK) PIC HEAVY

Beans are good for your heart. I'll leave it at that.
You can serve this as a main dish, or a side dish.

You can omit the bacon if you want it to be stricly vegetarian.
If you still want the smoky taste without the meat, you can add a tsp of liquid smoke.

Photo Credit: bgfoods.com


1 lb Beef Bacon (for pan drippings only)
3 Cans Vegetarian Baked Beans
1 Can Tomato Sauce
1 Onion Chopped(Doesn't matter what color)
2 Cloves Fresh Garlic (chopped)
1 Tsp Each: Onion Powder, Paprika, Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar


1. Add Bacon to HOT pan to render fat.
(If you don't want to use this, you don't have to. You can just saute your onion/garlic in olive oil)

2. Remove Bacon from pan.
3. Add chopped onion/garlic.
4. Saute until Translucent.
5. Add beans to soft onions/garlic.
6. Reduce Temp to Medium High.
7. Add Tomato Sauce
8. Add Spices
9. Add Brown Sugar
10. Add Apple Cider Vinegar
11. STIR
12. Simmer on Low Heat for 10 minutes (until sauce thickens to desired consistancy)

Measure Seasonings & Set Aside

Chop Onions & Garlic & Set Aside

Add Bacon to Hot Pan

Remove Bacon from Pan, Reserving Fat & Pan Drippings

Add Chopped Onions/Garlic to Bacon Drippings

Saute Onions/Garlic Until Translucent

Add Beans to Softened Onions/Garlic

Add Tomato Sauce

Add Seasonings

Add 1 tbsp Brown Sugar

Add 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar


Simmer on Low Heat for 10 minutes

Serve over rice, or

Serve with an East Coast Dressed Hot Dog

Or Two

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