Baked Beans - for some people this is a side dish for summer picnics. For others, they are a protein source. What you do with them may depend on where you live in the US. No matter what you do with baked beans, I hope you have observed National Baked Bean Month by eating your favorite recipe of baked beans.
Baked beans is a dish containing beans, sometimes baked but, despite the name, usually stewed, in a sauce. Most commercial canned baked beans are made from haricot beans, also known as navy beans. You can open a can of baked beans from a number of manufacturers or you can make your own.
The common ingredients to make your own are canned or dried and cooked navy beans, molasses, brown sugar, Ketchup,mustard, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and if desired, bacon. I like to cook baked beans in my crock pot to bring out the flavor.
No matter if you make or buy your baked beans, or what you put into them, baked beans can be enjoyed all year, not only in July.
Do you know how many kinds of dried beans there are? According to the US Dry Bean Council, there are 14 kinds of dried beans.
Digna and Linda have years of experience working with individuals needing assistance to eat sufficient calories and protein in multiple settings. Flavorful Fortified Food - Recipes to Enrich Life is our way to share this knowledge with clients, patients, athletes, caregivers, and professionals.