Baked Beans

Here’s a bit of a mystery – a baked beans recipe with no beans in it.I suggest from the small quantities that this is for a standard can of beans (15 oz) or possibly a 33 oz can. I remember seeing some recipes that said things like “1 #10 can…” A long while ago my sister had to find out what exactly a #10 can was. That is a monster can – 6 pounds 6 ounces. The #10 can is 7″ high by 6 1/4″ diameter. Way back in the late 1890s or early 1900s, can sizes became standardized, and they were numbered 1 through 10. So great! But, modern cans don’t tend to follow the old standardization. You may notice a recipe will call for 16 oz of something, but your can is 14 oz – this may be due to “hidden price increases” by manufacturers. A hidden price increase happens when they keep the item price the same but reduce the quantity of the product you get for your money.

Baked Beans (sauce only)

1/4 cup ketchup

2 tbsp molasses

1/4 tsp dried mustard

1/4 cup brown sugar

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