Made this for Father's Day and it was a hit. Will definitely make again. Made befor everyone came then just heated and did the last step (broiler) right before I served.
Quick Classic Baked Beans
dancsoccmom Posted: 06/17/13
cur75621 Posted: 06/18/13
I just made this for dinner tonight. We both loved it, and I did not change a thing. Thank you for a great recipe.
Christelle Posted: 06/16/13
Threw this together in a hurry for a Father's Day picnic. So easy and delicious! Has the right amount of sweetness and bacony goodness. Will definitely use this as my "go to" recipe when I am wanting baked beans.
BeckiSue Posted: 06/19/13
Exceptional recipe. Will definitely be making again. Simple enough that I will be making this instead of cracking open a can of baked beans. Didn't do the broiler step at the end and still delicious.
ShelleyK Posted: 07/04/13
Great recipe! All the flavor of baked beans only lighter. I had to use more broth than called for and I didn't think the broiling step added much. Will definitely make again.
marcy619 Posted: 08/30/13
These are fantastic....so much better than canned baked beans! I skip the broiling step and they are still super tasty. My boyfriend's face lights up when he sees that I made these and whenever I have made these for company, they always ask for the recipe. Looking forward to making a batch for a Labor Day cookout:)
BPeeples Posted: 07/05/13
This was excellent! Not overly heavy, but still hearty enough to be filling. A perfect combination of sweet/savory flavors, and the fresh thyme made all the difference in the world. Will definitely make again!
KathrynNC Posted: 09/26/13
We thought this was good, especially for the shorter cooking time. However, there are other CL baked bean recipes that are better. I would make it again but only if time was a factor.
Silvertongue Posted: 07/02/13
I grew up on the molasses baked beans of the south, and served this to my family who is used to the same. This is so easy to make, the flavors are amazing, and everyone loved them....no leftovers what so ever! It was a great change from the sometimes overly sweet beans we know and love. The tomato paste and mustard give a good counter to the brown sugar, and there's a nice amount of spice to give it some heat...which could always be upped if preferred.
daneanp Posted: 06/30/13
This is definitely a great easy baked bean recipe but we all felt like it lacked something to make it truly outstanding. Now the fun will be to figure out what that ingredient is - molasses? maple syrup? adobo sauce? The possibilities could be endless. Yum.
Naomi4 Posted: 05/19/14
My husband hated this and I also thought the flavors didn't work. This is my least favorite bean recipe I've made...
sukeedog Posted: 07/05/13
Tasty, but we prefer CL's "Blazin' Baked Beans" (April 2006) - that recipe calls for jarred barbecue sauce, but we always use CL's "Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce" (June 2006). That combo is quite similar to this recipe but much more smokey and complex (and obviously not as "quick," if you make your own sauce - but totally worth it if you have the time!).