Grandma always hosted Thanksgiving dinner, and for most families, the turkey is the star of the show. But for us, we always looked forward to her baked beans! When she got older and hosting was too much for her, my mom took over Thanksgiving duties and always made sure the baked beans were front and center of the meal. Over the years we have invited many friends to our holiday dinners and the first thing they always ask is "Is your mom making those beans!?" They are kind of famous around these parts :)
|Stuffing my face, but still gotta stick close to the big bowl of baked beans!|
|Cleaning up, with a little baked bean belly poking out :)|
We are going to be guests at my in-laws for Thanksgiving this year, so I'll be bringing along a side of Grandma Janell's baked beans. Not only to get my bean fix, but to feel grandma is there is spirit, celebrating the holiday with us too.
Grandma Janell's Baked Beans Recipe
4 cans Campbell's Pork & Beans, drained
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
8 slices bacon, cut in half
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
Bake in the preheated oven for 1 ½ hours.
What's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Does your family have any recipes that have been passed down through the generations?