I have cans of pork and beans and need recipes for these. I am tired of the same old "open can and heat and eat". I would like to know how i can use these up. The were cans given to me, (I would not buy them myself). Thank you in advance for any and all suggestions.
jmz2005 from Illinois
I'm not crazy about pork n beans as they come from the can either . I have a couple of ways to fix them that is much more appealing. First I just "doctor"it up by adding a little catsup, some bacon fat, brown sugar and a very small amount of prepared mustard, and some instnt onion. I just taste test until I get it right.LOL. Next is a casserole. Place beans in a casserole, top with slices of spam then slices of cheese. You may cook this on top the stove in a corning ware pan or bake it in the over until hot and bubbling and the cheese melted. I usually doctor the beans before putting them in the casserole. Hope you like these recipes. Judy(from Illinois too)
One easy way to use them is to throw a can or two of these in a crock pot with 2 or 3 other types of heartier beans like black beans, chick peas, ect. You may want to drain some of the liquid from the beans. Add some barbecue sauce and mustard and let them cook slowly in the pot, you can even add cut up meat like polish sausage if you want. Good with corn bread.
Some additions I use with Pork & Beans are:
Turkey sausage, Beef sausage, Keilbasa (all the "rope" kind"), turkey ham, cut into chunks and of course cut up hot dogs.
Fry up 1 lb hamburger, add a couple cans of P&B, serve with fried potatoes. Not too bad mixed all together either, VERY filling meal!
Simple additions: chopped onion, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, BBQ sauce, garlic powder, onion powder.
brown one pound of ground beef with one chopped onion and a bit of oil
tir in one can of tomato soup and one can of beans
In a pot of boiling water, cook up a cup of dried macaroni, drain and add to the beef/bean mixture.
eason to taste with garlic powder, onion salt and chili powder.
Can also be served over spaghetti instead of stirring in the macaroni.
brown a pound of ground beef (season to taste), add a can of beans and ketchup to taste (about 1/8 cup)... serve on bread or burger buns for easy sloppy joes - add onions to the beef if desired
i use them in chili. also do baked beans by chopping onion and green peppers and sauteing them in a little bacon drippings. add a can of beans a little molasses or brown sugar, a little mustard and if needed a shot of catsup or b-b-q sauce. you can then bake them or cook on top of the stove.
I know this is going to sound strange but growing up my family put pork and beans on top of scrambled eggs. It is really tasty. I had to convince my husband to try it and he now likes it too! He thought we were crazy.
The following recipe is something we enjoy
1 pound ground chuck
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp oregano
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tbsp vinegar
1/4 tsp tabasco sauce
1 can of pork and beans
Brown ground chuck with onion; drain. Add spices, ketchup, brown sugar, worcestershire, tabasco and then beans. Mix well and place in a casserole dish.
Bake 25 mins at 300 degrees
Note: We eat this as a main dish but you could certainly have as a side dish
I put them all in a casserole with bacon, green peppers and green onions, chopped onions, bbq sauce, brown sugar, and cooked ground beef. Put in a 350 oven for about an hour or until it reaches your desired taste.
I have one. I call it goulash. Brown 1Lb. ground beef. Drain oil. Add 1 can pork and beans, or i use ranch style texas beans for a little more spice. 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 can vegetable ABC soup. Reheat to warm and serve. My kids loved this when they were growing up. Jim(from Illinois too, but living Florida now)
put in a baking dish and add catsup, mustard, brown sugar, onion and bacon. bake slow for a couple of hours. yummy!!!
I want to thank you all for the wonderful recipes. I will be able to use those beans up now.
I like to put the beans in a pan bring to a simmer and then add two eggs to poach in the beans.. Pan needs a tight lid.
This may sound disgusting but it is really good and moist. Top it with cream cheese frosting and you will think you are eating a spice or carrot cake.
Pork and Bean Cake
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (15 ounce) can baked beans with pork
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup raisins or 18 oz can crushed pineapple well drained(optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour five 16 ounce cans OR two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil, eggs, and beans until smooth.
In a separate bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and soda. Add to bean mixture, stirring just until combined. Stir in raisins and vanilla. Fill cans 2/3 full with batter, or divide batter into prepared loaf pans.
Place cans or pans on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks before removing bread from cans or pans.
I buy these beans when they are on sale -- 6 for $1 and the other beans are usually a $1 a can....so I use them in bean soup, chili, taco meat, and any pleace else that calls for beans.
For example, when we make chili and say it calls for 4 cans of beans - we use two pork and beans and two of another kind.
You can alos rinse them off to ease off on the pork/bean flavor.
Speedy Baked Beans
6 slices bacon, diced
2 medium onions, minced (about 1 cup)
3 large cans (approx. 1 pound 3 oz. each can) pork and beans
1/3 cup chili sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons mustard
In large skillet, cook and stir bacon and onion until bacon is crisp. Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat until bubbly. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes until liquid is absorbed OR pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole; bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Approximately 8 servings.
Place the Pork and Beans in blender. Add 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder (or 1 teaspoon of minced onion), dash of mustard (any kind), 1 teaspoon of ketchup, 1 tablespoon of sour cream. Blend. This
makes a very tasty dip for corn chips (Doritos, etc).
This also makes a nice spread for a vegetarian sandwich with sliced tomatoes, cheese and lettuce. Hope you like this as much as we do!
I like to add some worcestershire, BBQ sauce, ketchup, Bacos and some finely chopped onions to a can of pork n beans. Mix it all together in a casserole dish and bake til warm!
Also add a can of your pork n beans to chili for added flavor to your favorite recipe!
Years ago we named this Campfire Bean Stew.
Uses about a # of ground beef, equal cans of pork and beans and canned tomatoes.
Brown the ground beef in the skillet with onions, bell peppers, garlic seasoning, salt and pepper. Add the cans.
Open Beans. Pour in bowl. Heat in microwave for 3 minuted. Eat
Thanks now I can make dinner tonight.
To each 14 oz can try adding two cups of shredded cabbage (coleslaw mix will work) small slice celery, one small shredded carrot and one small very thin sliced onion. Allow to "steep" in the fridge overnight, stirring once or twice. For a little kick you might want to add powdered mustard.