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2012 Side Dish Smackdown Winner: Best Baked BeansThis baked bean recipe features four types of canned beans baked in a mixture of brown sugar, mustard, vinegar and bacon. 

Liz Matthews, Fullerton, California
Recipe by Southern Living June 2012

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Jennifer Davick; Prop Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
45 mins
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
Yield:
Makes 10 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook bacon, in batches, in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving desired amount of drippings in skillet. (We reserved about 3 Tbsp.) Crumble bacon.

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  • Sauté onions in hot drippings over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until onions are tender. Add brown sugar and next 4 ingredients. Cover and cook 20 minutes. Combine butter beans, next 3 ingredients, bacon, and onion mixture in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

  • Bake at 350° for 1 hour.

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