Summer: roll out the ice box, set up the grill, kick back and let the fire do the cookin'. Fall: visit the local apple orchard and pick your favorite variety of apples for apple pie. Winter: ham, duh! Spring: juice oranges and strawberries are coming back into season!! Next summer: roll out the ice box and start it all over again!Slow-Cooker Baked Beans
1. Slow-Cooker Baked Beans
Baked beans are comforting, satisfying, and a great side to grilled or barbecued meats. While they’re usually baked in the oven, it’s even easier to throw everything in the slow cooker instead. Smoky bacon, navy beans, onion, and a few sweet ingredients like molasses, ketchup, and brown sugar are stirred together and slow-cooked until the beans are tender and the sauce thickens. The beans taste better the longer they sit, so make them a day or two ahead or freeze for later.
2. How to Make Bacon Baked Beans
Watch how to make tasty baked beans flavored with bacon, diced apples, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar. This recipe takes regular canned baked beans to a delicious new level!
3. Classic Baked Beans
Baked beans are an American classic. This updated version is perfectly balanced with sweetness from the molasses and brown sugar, smokiness from the bacon, and a bit of acid from the onion, mustard, and tomato paste. Using two different colors of beans creates more visual interest.