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leslie's baked beans

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Leslie Coleman
Roswell, GA

There is no question that I am invited to summer gatherings "to bring the baked beans." Guests will clamor to find out the ingredients; but rarely do I reveal using cloves.

★★★★★ 1
serves 10 to 12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For leslie's baked beans

  • 1 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lb
    ground sausage,
  • 1 lb
  • 2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 box
    brown sugar
  • 1 can
    pineapple, crushed with juice
  • 1 c
    a-1 sauce, thick and spicy
  • 1/2 c
    honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground clove
  • 1 can
    lima beans
  • 1 can
    butter beans
  • 1 can
    navy beans
  • 1 can
    black beans
  • 1 can
    pork & beans

How To Make leslie's baked beans

  • 1
    In a large pot, brown the sausage and bacon. Add chopped onion and minced garlic. (I do not drain the drippings.)
  • 2
    Add vinegar, crushed pineapple, and seasonings (clove, cinnamon). Sometimes I shake some basil & tarragon into the mixture, too.
  • 3
    Add pineapple, brown sugar, A-1 and honey or maple syrup. Stir.
  • 4
    Empty mixture into a crock pot and cook on low for several hours; or into a baking dish and bake @ 350 degrees until thick and bubbly.
  • 5
    Hint: Too thick? Add orange juice, apple juice or vinegar. Too thin? Cook longer or add more beans.
  • 6
    Granish with fresh parsley or fresh basil Serve in heated crock pot, if possible.