2 Easy to Make Summer Baked Beans Recipes

During the summer months we enjoy entertaining our friends and family with backyard barbecues and family picnics. Every time we get together, we make some baked beans to serve along with various other picnic-style foods.

The following 2 recipes are similar in nature so here are my personal recommendations. If you like a little more 'tang' to your dish, then I would use the first recipe. If children are going to be eating the baked beans, then I would make recipe number two. You can easily double the recipes if you are cooking for a large group, just make sure you have 2 casserole dishes available.

Molasses Baked Beans Recipe

2 cans (16 ounce) pork and beans in sauce
1/2 cup catsup
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 slices of bacon, cut into thirds
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine together all of the above ingredients except for the bacon and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Pour the mixture into a large 2 quart casserole dish. Place slices of bacon on top and sprinkle 1 tablespoon brown sugar on top of that. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until done.

Classic Baked Beans With Hot Dogs Recipe

2 cans (12 ounce) pork and beans with sauce
5 strips of bacon
2 tablespoons bacon grease
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup catsup
2 teaspoons molasses
4 cooked pork hot dogs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium-sized saucepan, fry your bacon until done. Drain grease except for 2 tablespoons of grease that you need to set aside. Cook your hot dogs in the microwave or in boiling water on the stove top until done, drain water. Chop hot dogs up into 1" pieces. In a large 2 quart casserole dish, combine all of the above ingredients. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes or until done.

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Shelly Hill has been working from home since 1989 in Direct Sales and is a Manager with Tupperware. You can visit Shelly online at: http://www.workathomebusinessoptions.com or her recipe blog at: http://wahmshelly.blogspot.com

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