photo about-44.png photo behind-1.png photo recipe-1.png photo hope-1.png photo contact-27.png photo subscribe-10.png

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Magical Fruit

Sorry about the title.
I just CANNOT blog about beans without using that title.
I tried. And I can't do it.
Sometimes I think I may have been a 12-year-old boy in a previous life.
If I believed in previous lives. But I don't.
But also, this recipe I'm about to give you?
It really is magical.

I love beans.
I've never met a bean I did not like.
Even limas.

Dave practically keels over at the mere sight of one.
He hates them. All of them.
ONE bean + Dave = dead.
EXCEPT limas. He loves limas.
Which I think is the weirdest thing.
But at least we have one agreed upon bean.
And I know it's not really a bean.
But it's better than nothing.
We eat LOTS of limas in this house.

Many years ago, I was discussing my extraordinary love of beans with my friend Janae.
And she said I 100% had to try her family friend's baked bean recipe.

It is SO so soooo good.  And SO easy.
Like buy a can and add stuff, easy.
And be the MVP of the BBQ.
The best kind of easy.

3 (1 lb) cans baked beans (drained)
1 cup brown sugar
2 T Worcestershire
2 tsp. chili powder
2 T vinegar
1/8 cup molasses
1/4 cup bottled chili sauce

Mix all in a 3 qt. casserole w/ cover.
Bake at 400 degrees for 90 minutes.
Or until all the liquid is absorbed.

Magical. Promise.


  1. loving the caramelization crust around the edge. looks like a brown sugary delight!

  2. i had no idea. i have never once thought of adding stuff to the canned baked beans to make them awesome. good call. um.. and i don't think i have one lima bean recipe and i eat a lot of beans. i think i actually forgot that lima beans existed. how sad. maybe it's time to bring the lima back. :)

  3. i cannot get over the title.
    i always called lima beans butter beans. living with patrick has changed me though-so they get called lima half of the time now ;-)
    lazy seems to be my m.o. in the kitchen the last couple years. so easy appeals to me!! truth though-i only fix baked beans from a can-adding sweet extra stuff of course. but this recipe is even fancier. trying it soon.