My go-to quick and easy baked beans recipe. Delicious, savory… and easy!
An excellent quick and savory recipe that will help get your grilling party or holiday meal on the table in a flash. Or simply when you’re craving the taste of summer.
Quick and Easy Baked Beans
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 cans (15 ounces each) white beans, such as cannellini or navy, drained and rinsed
1 cup water
1/4 cup cola
1/4 cup unsulfured molasses
1/4 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicy)
4 slices of bacon, pre-cooked and crumbled
Cook bacon in a 10-inch cast iron skillet, drain on a paper towel and crumble after it cools. Set aside. (Skip this step if your bacon is already fully-cooked).
Remove all but 1 tablespoon or less of fat from the bacon. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add beans and 1/2 cup water; simmer until beans have softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
Add cola, molasses, ketchup, mustard powder, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, crumbled bacon and another 1/2 cup of water. Simmer until sauce has thickened, 10-15 minutes; (I usually simmer the beans for about 15 minutes), season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 1 day; reheat on low.
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