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Ultimate Baked Beans: Featuring Four Brother Bacon

August 26, 2015

Ultimate Baked Beans Featuring: Four Brothers Bacon

It’s almost fall! This means the days get shorter and our lives get busier. Here is a great recipe that will compliment your busy lifestyles and also give a fun spin on an already easy recipe.

To begin, I purchased 2 packs of Four Brothers smoked bacon along with my other ingredients. The Ultimate Baked Beans: Featuring Four Brothers Baconbacon comes in 12-ounce packages, and since this recipe calls for 1 pound I had plenty of leftovers for a family breakfast later on in the week. I cooked and prepared the bacon to my liking and prepped all of my other ingredients by measuring out the correct amounts. Once my sauces were measured and my onions were chopped I emptied the 2 cans of Bush’s Baked Beans into the crock-pot and then added in the ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce and brown sugar.

Next I chopped up the bacon into pieces. Instead of chopping the bacon pieces up with a knife, I opted to use a heavy-duty kitchen scissors. I found this to be easier because the grease from the bacon can make cutting a little tricky and it was also a quicker option. Once the bacon is added, simply stir the ingredients thoroughly together in the crock-pot and then put the lid on the pot while it cooks.

This dish is great and is made so simple because it can be cooked in a crock-pot on medium heat for an hour or so with very little maintenance. I personally love anything that has been prepared in a crock-pot, and it’s even easier way to haul this side dish to a tailgating party and to keep it warm prior to it being served. However, this dish can also be prepared by cooking it in the oven in a large oven safe dish. They can then be baked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, or until warmed throughout.

Kids and adults alike will love this recipe- who could resist barbecue sauce and bacon? And now you have a fun and tasty alternative to an age-old side dish.

I hope you were fond of this fun recipe and that your transition from summer to fall is a smooth one! Enjoy!

Ultimate Baked Beans
  1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cook in slow cooker on high for about 30 minutes or until cooked throughout.
  3. Reduce heat to low or warm, while serving.
Alternate cooking method:
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine all ingredients in a large oven safe dish and stir.
Bake in 400°F oven for 30 minutes or until cooked throughout.