Granny Fearing's Baked Beans

Chef Dean Fearing, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX
Adapted by StarChefs


Yield: 12 servings

  • Two 12-ounce cans pork and beans
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • Two 12-ounce bottles Heinz ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2¼ cups packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ½ Tablespoon Heinz sweet gherkin juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pound smoked bacon, thickly sliced
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine pork and beans, onion, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, molasses, gherkin juice, vinegar, salt and pepper to taste into two 2-quart casseroles. Top with strips of bacon. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 1½ hours. Remove foil for last 30 minutes of baking. Serve hot or cold.


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