Granny’s Baked Beans

 

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Every family has a few people in it that are famous for certain recipes (at least I think). In my family it is my Granny’s Baked Beans, they are present at just about every get together and  getting the recipe was not as hard as I had thought. Maybe someday I will share with Duke how I squeezed this recipe out of Granny 😉  What are some famous recipes in your family, and who is famous for them??

 

Granny’s Baked Beans

1-  41 oz can of pork and beans &n (do not drain)

1- 16 oz can of pork and beans (do not drain)

1- 15.5 oz can of butter beans (drain about 3/4 of the water out of can)

2- 15 oz cans tomato sauce

3/4 of a 2 pound bag of brown sugar or about 24 oz. (we are famous for eye balling in my family, but this is what we figured it out to be)

1 pound of bacon ( cut bacon in half and fry.. do not crumble.( I’ts just how Granny does it )

1 pound of hot dogs sliced into coins.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a roaster, first, pour both cans of pork and beans(remember do not drain), pick out any chunks of fat that may be in them and dis-guard. Next add butter beans, drain about 3/4 of the water out of the can first. Add tomato sauce and brown sugar,stir everything together. Put in the oven uncovered. while beans are in the oven cut bacon in half an begin to fry it. Once bacon is finished place on a plate with a paper towel to drain excess grease. DO NOT throw away bacon grease, leave it in the pan and fry your hot dogs right in the bacon grease. Once hot dogs are dark brown and caramelized sit them on a plate with a paper towel to drain excess grease as well.  Once hot dogs and bacon are cool enough place them in the fridge until beans are finished. Cook baked beans at 375 degrees for about 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until they thicken. Once they are finished throw in cooked bacon and hot dogs. And there you have it Granny’s Famous Baked beans.. I will tell you what she told me while giving me the recipe… “this will be more of a course than a blessing because everyone will expect you to make them!”  maybe this is why she gave me the recipe and allowed me to post it to my blog 😉

Mac & Cheese

2 C. macaroni
1/2 bag mexican blend cheese
salt,pepper,garlic powder to taste
1/2 bag yellow mild cheddar cheese
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 1/2 Tbsp. Flour
5-6 slices bacon cooked & crumbled
1/2 C. Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1 1/2 tsp parsley
3 Slices white Am.cheese halved
1 1/2 C milk
1 Tbsp. Butter
1 C shredded montery jack cheese
1/2 green pepper sauted
1/2 onion sautéed
1/2 red bell pepper sautéed

Directions:
cook macoroni according to package. Sauté peppers and onions with tsp butter till transluscent.set asside. In medium sauce pan over medium heat add milk,flour,montery jack cheese,garlic powder,salt, pepper, and ground mustard until melted. Add cooked macoroni to mixture and mix pour mixture in a greased 13×9 sprinkle with mild cheddar and mexican cheese. add white American slicecs evenly . Add sauted peppers and onions,bacon and bread crumbs evenly over the top. Place 5 small squares of butter over the top (about 1 tsp. in size).
BAKE: 350 for 25-30 mins.
helpful hints-
* saute peppers and onions ahead of time and freeze, pull out and use for many different recipes.
* COOK YOUR BACON IN THE MICROWAVE! This is much quicker then using a frying pan and no mess! lay 2 papper towels on microwave safe plate lay your bacon in single layer no more than 5 or 6 slices at a time,lay 2 more paper towels on top and cook for about 3 -4 minutes. This can also be crumbled and stored in the freezer for another recipe so making extra is certainly worth it!

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