Potluck Baked Beans, easy and delicious, upscale your pork and beans!

Welcome to Our Sunday Café, we are pleased you stopped by for a visit. Today we are offering another delicious recipe from our kitchen. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did…

This easy and frugal dish is more than just good, it is so good it fits into many different categories and is tagged with many of the labels, including "Terry's pick".

Terry made this dish along with three other dishes the other day, you know that day, the day when I came home from work and walked into a house filled with delicious aromas.

And then sat down to a nice dinner, with absolutely no work on my part, ahhhhh. Very nice after a long day at work and commute home. On many days this girl is a very lucky woman.

Easy and delicious slow cooker beans
Potluck Baked Beans

I was (very) remiss in getting only the one photo, but don't let that stop you from enjoying this dish of baked beans with apples and bacon. 

Potluck Baked Beans
adapted from: Fix and Forget It, new cookbook
serves 6-8

6 slices bacon, chopped
1 c chopped onion
3 - 11 oz cans pork and beans, 2 cans drained and 1 can do not drain, see note below 
1/2 c brown sugar
1 T molasses
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 apple, chopped (do not peel)
1 T prepared mustard (yellow ballpark-style)
1 1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c ketchup 
dash of hot sauce

Saute bacon in a skillet until beginning to brown, drain excess fat, add onions and continue cooking until golden brown. 
Scrape the onions and bacon into the slow cooker, you may drain off excess fat again if desired. 
Add rest of ingredients, stir well. 
Cook on low for 4-8 hours, these beans are very adaptable to your own needs for a picnic or potluck.

Note: use an equivalent amount of beans by weight if you do not have the 11oz size. Err on the side of too many beans by weight,  rather than less or this dish might be too sweet for your family.


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  1. Bacon, mustard, worcestershire, and hot sauce mean winner to me. I don't have a good baked bean recipe--will have to try this one!

  2. Hi Melynda,
    Lucky you! Come home to a wonderful dinner! Baked beans with bacon sounds good! Thumbs up to your wonderful hubby!

  3. When I saw the picture, I thought I was seeing potatoes with the beans. Then I read the recipe and found out it was apple. What a surprise and how unique. I bet that was good!

  4. This is one great bean recipe! It's close to mine so I know it has to be good! And I really like that apple addition.

  5. That sounds wonderful! Thank you for showing us!

  6. Ha! It was a bacon baked beans weekend! I like the sound of this version.

  7. Baked beans looks delicious Love it thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  8. you just can't go wrong with a baked beans dish.

  9. This looks delicious, Melynda. I would be very happy if I came home to a pot of that bubbling away :-(

  10. Oops that was meant to be a smiley face :-)


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