Home Style Baked Beans

This recipe isn’t completely “from scratch” because it uses prepared beans, but still, this could be yummy for a barbecue or other large gathering. Because can your family eat 6 pounds of beans? Mine can’t. And, imagine the flatulence, oh my. Also, if you have a Costco or other wholesale type store available to you, that is where you should look for your institutional sized cans of beans. I believe the sausages called for here might be the kielbasa type, but if you know different please let us know.

Home Style Baked Beans

There are supermarkets in various parts of the country that carry the institutional size canned foods. Check the supermarkets in your area, and if they carry the 6 pound, 14 ounce size of pork and beans, this recipe will be even more economical.

Bake at 325º for 2 hours.

Makes 25 servings of 1/2 cup each.

4 cans (1 pound, 12 ounces each)

OR 2 cans (3 pounds, 8 ounces each)

OR 1 can (6 pounds, 14 ounces) pork and beans

1 package (12 ounces) smoked sausage links, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 large onions, chopped (2 cups)

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup prepared mustard with horseradish

  1. Spoon pork and beans into a 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch roasting pan
  2. Saute sausage slices in vegetable oil 3 minutes in a large skillet; stir in onion and saute until soft. Blend in brown sugar, mustard and allspice.
  3. Stir sausage mixture into pork and beans until well blended.
  4. Bake in slow oven (325º) 2 hours, or until bubbly. (The beans are even better if cooked ahead and kept warm until serving time.)

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