Baked Beans With Bacon Breadcrumbs

Baked Beans With Bacon Breadcrumbs

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Lynette !


Very unique baked bean recipe! From Fathom Seafood restaurant, now closed in Philadelphia.


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10 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 8 oz
    smoked ham or tasso, diced
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar, packed
  • 3/4 c
    molasses, light in color (not light in calories)
  • 1/2 c
    whole grain mustard
  • 1/4 c
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 c
  • 3 can(s)
    navy beans (15 oz), drained and rinsed
  • 4 oz
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs

How to Make Baked Beans With Bacon Breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy wide pot over high heat; add ham, onion, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until the onion caramelizes, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low. Add ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, red pepper flakes, and water to pot. Season with salt and pepper. Let the sauce simmer until slightly thickened, for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir the beans into the sauce.
  3. Cover and bake the beans until the juices are bubbly and thickened, about 2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, place the bacon slices on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast in the oven until crisp, for 10 to 15 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain. Let the bacon cool and reserve 1 tbsp bacon drippings separately.
  5. Coarsely crumble the bacon; place in a food processor with reserved drippings and panko; pulse until the bacon is finely chopped. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove the beans from the oven. Preheat the broiler. Sprinkle the beans with the bacon breadcrumbs. Broil, uncovered, until the crumbs are golden brown, 8-10 minutes.

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About Baked Beans With Bacon Breadcrumbs

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern

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