This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.
A few weeks ago I flew to Florida with my Dad to visit my grandparents. We had such a wonderful visit- staying up way too late visiting and eating way too much good food. They were really excited to take us to one of their favorite local BBQ restaurants in hopes that it would be a little taste of home.
The restaurant was great- tender pulled pork, sky high whipped potatoes, and fluffy biscuits graced the table. The one thing that was missing from our meal was a big bowl of southern-style baked beans. I’ve been craving them ever since we got home, so I decided to make a big batch for us to eat on all week. This is my favorite recipe for baked beans- it’s one that my husband picked up from working at the fire station, and it tends to have more bacon than beans, which is how I like it. 🙂
The secret is baking them in a large skillet to develop a bubbly, sticky top layer. My favorite bacon to use for this recipe is Wright® Brand Bacon from HEB- available in Hickory Smoked and Applewood Smoked. Wright Brand Bacon has the bold taste Texans love because it is made right here in Texas. It features naturally smoked, thick sliced, high quality cuts of premium meat for a richer bacon experience.
Everyone knows that Texas is synonymous with barbecue. You can bet that most towns have an annual BBQ (or chili) cook-off of some kind. One of my favorites is coming together TexFest, I love to have activities for the whole family, and of course, the best Texas BBQ around.
Of course, you don’t have to live in Texas to enjoy Texas favorites. Host your own “TexFest” night with flavorful recipes and fun red, white, and blue decor. Throw some chicken in the smoker or on the grill, get a big skillet of these Bacon Baked Beans in the oven, and finish the meal off with a rich Classic Texas Sheet Cake. (If you do live in Texas, be sure to peruse the aisles at HEB. You will find hundreds of fantastic Tyson Foods products for your own TexFest celebration!)
I’ve never entered this recipe in any official contests, but it is definitely award winning at my dinner table. These Bacon Baked Beans are crowd pleasing, whether it be hungry firemen or picky kids. This recipe easily doubles and is even better the next day after the bold and spicy flavors marinate in the fridge.
Grab all of the simple ingredients you need to make this at your local HEB, and be sure to pick up a package of the star of the show: thick cut, hickory smoked Wright Brand Bacon. (Print this coupon for savings on the 40 oz. Hickory Smoked Wright Brand Bacon. Offer available 3/1/17- 3/14/17.)
- 3 15oz cans of pork and beans
- ¼ cup diced onion
- 12-15 slices of Wright Brand Bacon, cut in 1in cubes
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 2 tbsp mustard
- 2 tsp honey
- Cook the diced onion and cubed bacon in a large skillet.
- Once the bacon is fully cooked, drain and discard the fat.
- Rinse and drain one can of beans, add to the skillet with bacon and onion.
- Add all other remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Push the bacon down below the beans before baking to ensure it stays tender.
After 20 minutes, the beans should be hot and bubbly.