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


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.

About this Recipe

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