Leslie's Baked Beans

Leslie Coleman


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.

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10 to 12
30 Min
2 Hr


1 large
onion, chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced
1 lb
ground sausage,
1 lb
2 c
apple cider vinegar
1 box
brown sugar
1 can(s)
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(s)
lima beans
1 can(s)
butter beans
1 can(s)
navy beans
1 can(s)
black beans
1 can(s)
pork & beans

How to Make Leslie's Baked Beans


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

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About Leslie's Baked Beans

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Side Casseroles
Collection: Let's Have A Picnic
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #beans, #baked, #BBQ