My philosophy when it comes to food for my family is to try to make most things homemade. Sometimes that doesn’t happen and I have no problem using canned and boxed mixes once in awhile. There are some tricks on how to make a boxed cake mix taste homemade and while almost everyone can agree a cake might be much more delicious than beans, you definitely want to have this recipe on hand for grill-outs this summer.
Four ingredients is all you need to make canned baked beans just as delicious as homemade: mustard, molasses, onion and ground beef.
Before making these baked beans regularly, I didn’t have molasses on hand. The shelf life of molasses can be up to a few years depending on the best before date and if it’s stored properly. This isn’t one of those ingredients where you buy it for one recipe and then the rest goes to waste. You could also make molasses cookies, homemade brown sugar or homemade barbecue sauce.
How To Make Canned Baked Beans Taste Amazing
(1) 28 oz. can baked beans any brand or flavor
1/2+ lb. ground beef
1 small onion, any color
1/4 cup molasses
2 Tbls mustard
- Dice and saute the onion over medium heat in a drizzle of olive oil.
- Brown the ground beef.
- Add all of the ingredients to a baking dish. Combine.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
If you are in a time-crunch, instead of baking, you can combine all of the ingredients on the stovetop and cook until bubbly.
If you want to make this even more delicious, you could sprinkle crispy bacon on top!