I left out the bacon because I was taking it to a vegetarian niece's home. I also used smoked red pepper and regular paprika because that is what I had in the cupboard. It was delicious. This is definitely a staple for a summer pot-luck.
Smoky Three-Bean Bake
tmc274 Posted: 07/03/11
emmersdc Posted: 08/07/11
I made this last night and brought it to a friend's bbq. A lot of folks complimented the dish and I had an empty dish to take home. I used turkey bacon, so it did not produce as much, if any, grease as regular bacon. Also, I prepared the entire dish in an enamel cast iron pot. I put the bacon aside after that was ready, but kept adding the next steps to the pot, and therefore, I did not need to transfer anything to an 11x7 dish. Very tasty and a perfect complement to a cookout!
daryliam Posted: 07/02/11
Just made these for the first time and they taste great! I'm going to use any leftovers as stuffing for lettuce wraps!
RMcManus Posted: 07/10/11
Made this for a picnic and everyone loved it. I think it is very easy and has a unique flavor. It does have a bit of a kick but I do have a pretty low spice tolerance.
Vectra296 Posted: 07/19/11
Delicious. Our family has made it twice and it has been a hit. My husband loves the leftovers. My only complaint is that it takes longer than it says to make, but I might just be slow.
ElsieS Posted: 07/31/11
This recipe is delicious (my friend made it as is for a BBQ and people were raving about it). Here are my adjustments: (1) I skipped the bacon, and used sliced turkey kielbasa instead and it was a meal in itself. (2) I used frozen diced onion and frozen diced green pepper. (3) I cooked it in a large saucepan stove top and did not bake. I sauteed the veggies, added the sauce ingredients, brought it to a boil, added beans, and then added kielbasa. 10 minutes tops. It is really delicious, simple, and healthy.
mbniedermier Posted: 08/31/11
My husband loved this twist on the typical baked bean dishes that we tend to eat at every picnic. It was a great change for us.
amozer Posted: 11/17/11
Best baked bean recipe I've used in a long time. My husband keeps asking me to make it for potluck events at his work and for our church. There are never any leftovers. We live in the northeast so I reduce the cayenne pepper to a pinch. People here can't handle the heat.
KathrynNC Posted: 05/19/13
We normally don't like baked beans (out of the can kind) mostly because they taste so mushy like other canned vegetables. We decided to try this and it was AMAZING! I can guarantee we will be making this again and again - at home, bbq's, potlucks, etc.
TSchnath Posted: 01/30/13
I made this last night and my hubby and I agree this will be made again. Very tasty. I made one adjustment and that was substituting the chickpeas for pinto beans. That was only because I don't care for the chickpeas. A definite keeper!
Keiko123 Posted: 08/26/12
Made as is, except I had no dijon mustard so I googled for a sub. which was a little vinegar, dry mustard powder, and water. Excellent sweet/smokey taste and the great northern beans add a creamy texture. Took a little long to bake but I think with a hotter temp. could be made faster with less cooking time. Looked pretty in the dish. A little too sweet for my taste so next time may adjust sugar/honey amounts. I think this could be a versatile dish in many ways..could add chipotle for more kick, chorizo sausage, etc. Thought this might also be good with a hotdog in a bun. One I will certainly make again.
SingingGourmand Posted: 09/15/13
I've now made this three times, to rave reviews each time. It's as good cold as it is hot, and is easy to make ahead. Love it!