I know this isn't the greatest picture. Hunger over came my family and no one wanted to wait for me to take pictures. The picture doesn't do the recipe justice. Baked beans don't always look appetizing but they were delicious.
I was home the other day after some minor eye surgery, relaxing on the couch. Whenever I am given the opportunity to watch TV during the day, I usually end up on the Food TV network. I was listening to Paula Deen talk about all the great things she was going to make with beans. She grabbed two small cans of beans and began to "doctor" them up. She added brown sugar, mustard, and apples and then covered the dish with bacon and placed it in the oven. There you have it Paula Deen's Apple Baked Bean Casserole.
I liked the combination of ingredients and I have a few baked bean recipes myself which are basic canned baked bean with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. When we decided to have hamburgers for dinner, I checked the pantry and there it was...two small cans of beans. I looked up Paula's recipe and it was so easy I thought I would definitely add this as another staple for our cookouts. The beans were tender and had that smokey taste of bacon. The apples were tart and blended well with the overall sweetness. We broke apart the crispy pieces of bacon and added them to each serving.
Paula Deen really does know how to "doctor" a few cans of baked beans!
- 1 cup diced onion
- 2 (15-ounce) cans Boston-style baked beans
- 1 cup diced Granny Smith apple
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 5 strips bacon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the bacon and mix well. Pour into the baking dish and lay the raw strips of bacon on top. Cover and bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until thick and bubbly. Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes.