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How do you make baked beans?

Do you cook them with tomato sauce or paste? I'm making my first homemade baked beans and always just assumed they had a tomato product in it. The recipe I have doesn't call for any, so is it a matter of preference?

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Asked by mommy_jules at 11:00 PM on Nov. 3, 2013 in Food & Drink

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  • No tomato in them here.... We've never made them that way!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:08 PM on Nov. 3, 2013

  • We use my great grandmothers recipe which is similar to this...

    Answer by Crafty26 at 11:11 PM on Nov. 3, 2013

  • I use a little tomato ketchup and a little mustard, some chopped onion and some brown sugar. You can even start with some canned baked beans which works just fine.

    Answer by NannyB. at 11:26 PM on Nov. 3, 2013

  • I open a can of Campbell's and heat them on the stove.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:17 AM on Nov. 4, 2013

  • I use brown sugar, mustard and chili powder!

    Answer by missanc at 3:34 AM on Nov. 4, 2013

  • I use a bit of barbeque sauce and heat them on the stove.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:12 AM on Nov. 4, 2013

  • I usually open a can of porknbeans.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:36 AM on Nov. 4, 2013

  • DH makes them. He buys canned baked beans, then adds brown sugar or honey, mustard, a little ketchup, onions and then puts bacon over the top and bakes them for a while in the oven (not sure how hot or for how long). People seem to like them. I'm not a big fan of baked beans.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:22 AM on Nov. 4, 2013

  • I just doctor up the canned beans to make them a little more home made like. I brown some ground beef and add that to the canned beans, and then right before serving I tope it with some crispy bacon crumbles.

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:24 AM on Nov. 4, 2013

  • The closest thing to tomato I've ever added to my baked beans is kechup or barbecue sauce.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:03 PM on Nov. 4, 2013

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