Land Your Man Baked Beans

Jenny Moretz Recipe

By Jenny Moretz Ladysteelers

8 to 10
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1986 was the first time I made this dish. I was a newly-wed and I was very eager to impress my in-laws! My father-in-law sat there and critiqued the dish, breaking down every ingredient...I was sweating bullets!! And then he walked up to me and told me "these are the best baked beans I have ever eaten!!" Since then I have been crowned the "Baked Bean Queen!" I even have people request them as a Christmas present, and every family function, I don't even ask anymore...I just bake & take!! ENJOY!!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I've already landed my man, but still enjoy the stuffing out of these beans! The flavor is extremely robust thanks to the addition of the taco seasoning. A terrific side dish with ribs, hamburgers, or just about anything!


2 (28 oz) can(s)
Bush's original baked beans
1 large
finely chopped sweet onion
1 large
finely chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 lb
ground chuck
1/3 c
ketchup (try hot ketchup for a kick)
2 Tbsp
yellow mustard
4 Tbsp
light brown sugar
3 Tbsp
Texas Pete Sauce (or any hot sauce such as Tabasco, etc...)
6 slice
hardwood smoked bacon
1 pkg
Taco Bell taco seasoning

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American

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alyson lehn alysonlehn
Jul 16, 2014
I thought it was just a name for the beans but he said those 3 little words after eating this recipe!
Red Y Redwineoh
Oct 27, 2013
What an awesome story Jenny, how awesome is your father in law. I just love those good feeling stories (they make me cry). I am going to try your beans.......they are very similar to mine....:-)
Adair Shepherd adairrons
Aug 11, 2013
THANKS you should try it with those butter beans yummy
Linda Dalton Stripey
Aug 11, 2013
Hi Adair- if you look up top at Jenny's picture you will see many icons underneath. Click on her recipe box and all of her posted recipes will show up. Glad your group enjoyed the beans, I did too and make them often!
Adair Shepherd adairrons
Aug 11, 2013
loved these beans made a small change by adding a can of drained butter beans and a can of drained black beans and everyone raved about them. Did not have any to bring back from a reunion. Thank you so much now how do I find your ribs mentioned in the comments.