- 1/2 pound ground turkey or beef
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 cans (13.7 ounces each) beans with tomato sauce
- 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in sugars, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, molasses and chili powder. Add beans and bacon.
- Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, covered, 45 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Fourth of July Baked Beans
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Made this recipe using half the called for sugars. Still way sweet but very tasty indeed. Next try will be with no sugar.
Since I no longer have sweeth tooth, I only used 2 T brown sugar and no regular sugar. Very good baked beans worthy of 4th of July!
Thanks to the other reviews, I didn't add any sugar. I did add the molasses and the resulting sweet-tangy flavor was perfect. I can't imagine adding a cup of sugar--it would be way too sweet. If you like your beans a little sweeter, just add brown sugar to taste.
I made these for a cookout, They were a big hit. Made according to recipe except I had .95 pd ground beef so I cooked it all. I will make these again.
I purposely prepared these beans without the added brown and white sugar! I used 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, 1/2 tsp. curry powder in place of the chili powder, 1 large Vidalia onion, finely chopped, 1/2 cup EACH BBQ sauce and ketchup, 2 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard, 1 can (16-oz.) Bush's baked beans (vegetarian) and 1 cup prepared Hormel's cooked, crumbled bacon and 1 orange pepper, finely chopped. I mixed the ingredients listed above together in a greased 2-1/2-qt. casserole dish and baked, covered, with foil and vents slit in the foil to allow the steam to escape, at 350o F. for 45 minutes, then I uncovered dish and baked 10 to 15 minutes until heated through. I did omit the ground beef as I didn't have it on hand! I'm rating this dish as a 4 at this time! I recall preparing a couple of baked bean dishes for Taste of Home and if I notice extra sugar, I've worked on scaling back on added sweetening! The review from maryceal was very helpful: mixing the ingredients without sugar or add enough sugar to suit your taste! delowenstein
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