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    The Baked Bean thread

    A thread for all your favourite baked bean dishes and recipes.

    Firstly some background information on the humble baked bean..


    Baked beans has its origins in Native American cuisine, and the dish is made from beans indigenous to the Americas.

    The dish was adopted and adapted by English colonists in New England in the 17th century and, through the aid of published 19th century cookbooks, the dish spread to other regions of the United States and into Canada.

    Today in the New England region of the United States a variety of indigenous legumes are still used when preparing this dish in restaurants or in the home, such as Jacob's cattle, soldier beans, yellow-eyed beans, and navy beans (also known as native beans).



    Originally baked beans were sweetened with maple syrup by Native Americans, a tradition some recipes still follow, but some English colonists modified the sweetening agent to brown sugar beginning in the 17th century. In the 18th century the convention of using American-made molasses as a sweetening agent became increasingly popular in order to avoid British taxes on sugar. American Boston baked beans use a sauce prepared with molasses and salt pork, the popularity of which has led to the city's being nicknamed "Beantown".

    Today baked beans is commonly served throughout the United States alongside barbecue food of various kinds and at picnics. Beans in a brown sugar, sugar, or corn syrup sauce (sometimes with and sometimes without a tomato base) are widely available throughout the USA. Bush Brothers and Company currently sells the most baked beans in the United States.


    Canned baked beans are used as a convenience food, and most commercially canned baked beans are made from haricot beans, also known as navy beans (a variety of Phaseolus vulgaris) in a sauce. They may be eaten hot or cold, straight from the can, as they are already fully cooked.

    Mass production of canned baked beans began in the United States in 1895 by the H. J. Heinz Company. In the early 20th century, canned baked beans became popular internationally, particularly in the United Kingdom where the greatest amount of canned baked beans is currently consumed as part of a standard English full breakfast.

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    Great thread, Chitty.

    I honestly dont think you can top beans with a full English; they make what is widely renowned as the world's greatest breakfast even better.

    A honourable mention should go to beans on toast with melted cheddar and brown sauce tho. A University classic that is still a guilty pleasure to this day.

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    The Holy Grail..



    Keeping it real..


    Booyakasha..

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    NATIVE-AMERICAN STYLE MAPLE BAKED BEANS

    READY IN: 4hrs 55mins
    SERVES: 10

    UNITS: US



    INGREDIENTS

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    DIRECTIONS

    • Add water and beans to a large pot. Bring to the boil over high heat, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours.
    • Drain the beans, reserving 2 cups of the liquid. (Add water to make 2 cups, if necessary).
    • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    • In a small skillet, heat the oil or melt the butter. Add the onions and sauté until golden, about 7 to 10 minutes. Add the onion, salt, maple syrup, dry mustard, and ginger to the beans, and transfer mixture to a 2-quart (oven-proof) baking pot.
    • Cover the pot and bake in the middle of the oven for 2 hours. Occasionally check the beans and add more water, if necessary.
    • After 2 hours, uncover the beans and bake an additional 30 to 45 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
    • Let stand about 10 minutes before serving. Serve hot. Makes 10 Servings.




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    If the humble American Baked Bean had a middle name it would be versatile..






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    Chips, cheese, beans and gravy.

    In that order.

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    A truly classic dish, lovely as a late afternoon snack on a chilly damp autumn day, served on generously buttered toasted muffins with a cup of piping hot tea and a couple of digestive biscuits on the saucer whilst watching "nightmare tenants slum landlords" and "cant pay wont pay" on channel dave.

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    When I don't have time to make beans from scratch I saute bacon, onions and green pepper in a saucepan, add two cans of Brooks Beans. Add a tablespoon of brown sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper, a tablespoon of vinegar and a couple of tablespoons of bbq sauce. In to the oven in a bake proof dish for 45 minutes. Delicious.
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    Baked beans must have bacon! Onions, green peppers, brown sugar, and some Worcester sauce or mustard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Worcester sauce
    Now that sounds damb reasonable, respecto.

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    ...baked beans and buttered brown bread served as sides with all beef franks...a favorite Saturday night meal until I was around 10 and called my mother on it...

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    Baked beans are a bit of a 'drunk-cooking' staple when making apres-pub toasted sarnies. Adds a bit of moisture to the other garbage we're ramming in there..

    Combined with cheese, sure to put blisters on the roof of your mouth.

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    After peas, baked beans must be my favourite vegetable.

    And my favourite breakfast... simple sausages, beans and toast (I don't know why there were mushrooms there)



    Or a fancy breakfast is OK of course!



    They are so versatile.

    Sausage mash and beans... 'Traditional' style.



    Or 'Classic' Beano style...



    Makes for a sociable meal... (I wouldn't mind that Hong Thong right now!)


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    Baked beans can liven up the worst toasted sarnies...





    Can go with quiche...



    The famous pie, chips and beans...



    Or an emergency Fray Bentos with beans...


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    What better than salmon fish cakes with beans?



    And a simple step by step guide to the fish cake and bean sandwich!

    First prepare the bed of beans and place the fish cake centrally...



    Put the top slice of bread on and then welly it down...



    Lovely!



    Then get stuck in!


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    Can't beat the Beano style sausages and mash.

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    I love them with breakfast eating out, and always have some in the cupboard to eat straight out of the tin.
    The Baked Bean thread-20200812_102644-jpg

    But there's a problem, we've all seen the scene from Blazing Saddles and it's like that. Paint-stripping loud farts follow for the next 8+ hours, so I can only really eat them early in the day otherwise the bedroom turns into a rancid gas-chamber at night and the Mrs starts throwing uppercuts

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    Pork chop, wedges, beans. Then sofa.

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    With pies!? Surely it should be mushy peas, gravy and a bit of HP on the side?
    Beans with a Full English are must, other than that I don't really care for them to be honest.
    Mushy peas though...

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    Shouldn't this all be in the blokes cooking thread?

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    It's a thread dedicated to beans.

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    One of my single living meals was "Sausage bean feast". Fry off some onions, add some chopped up sausage fry a bit more, throw a can of beans in and heat. Season with whatever you have -mustard, worcester sauce, barbecue sauce - up to you. I d cook it occassionally now, and normally add cut chillies and chipotle poweder. Less than 15 minutes.

    This is it vaguely (off the web):


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    Great thread and even better timing, I'm famished, and just caught it as we were leaving for a Jap.

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    One could be forgiven for assuming Mendip preferred beans instead of peas

    Today's dish had the best of both worlds!

    Peas and beans.

    The peas were mixed in the Shepherd's mince served alongside baby new potatoes and lashings of baked beans..

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    Hit the spot nicely.

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    ^

    Peas and beans on the same plate... it don't get better than that! (although maybe your mince could have bean () broken up a bit more...)

    I noticed HW advertising Branston baked beans above... I've heard good things about them but to my embarrassment I don't think I've ever tried them. When in the UK it's always bean () Heinz for me, although I'm always open to new experiences.

    Due to it being so hard to sauce () Heinz beans in Korat I've always gone for Brook, and now I prefer them. I think they are a bit firmer than the mushier Heinz bean.



    One thing I can't abide are the Ayam baked beans. I'd rather go without if they are all that's on offer. I recently had a breakfast on Sukhumvit and the Ayam beans they used ruined the entire experience.

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