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Old 03-27-2013, 10:35 PM   #11
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I used to buy B&M. they are made in Maine in giant pots inside giant ovens. Now I buy Bush's Boston Recipe. I tried Heinz many years ago. They had no flavor and was mostly tomato sauce. I don't think you can do anything to upgrade Heinz. Not worth the effort.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:18 AM   #12
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I have eaten many brands of canned beans. My Dad used to love B&M baked beans. We also at a lot of VanCamp's Pork & Beans. I won't say that anyone's favorite is bad. They all have beans in common.

To make VanCamps's taste like Heinz, add a tbs. of tomato paste.

For me personally, I like Bush's, but I like VanCamps's better, as they aren't as sugary, and have a more pronounce pork flavor. I then doctor them to whatever mood I'm in.

By far, I love home-made baked beans best. But even then, I've had so many great versions, cooked by a host of different people, that I'd be hard pressed to choose a favorite.

I like to make mine with a good pork hock, or hog-jowl smoked bacon, onion, brown sugar, black-strap mollases, a touch of yellow mustard, a dash of chili powder, and maybe a touch of liquid smoke.

If I have it, I prefer maple syrup to brown sugar in my beans.

Of course, starting with an almost neutral brand, such as VanCamp's, I can nearly duplicate that home-made taste by simply adding onion powder, some bacon, and a little brown sugar, or maple syrup.

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #13
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I like Heinz, Koo and Rhodes but I doubt it would matter after I'm done with them!
I add fried onions, mayo, chutney, cheese spread, aromat, pepper, a dash of tabasco, a dash of W/sauce and sometimes bits of bacon too.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #14
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Chief, I have never added chili powder to my baked beans. I may have to give that a try. Thanks for that suggestion.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:24 PM   #15
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I usually add some chili powder to my home fries. Chili powder is a great spice mixture. I've never added it to beans though... yet
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:16 AM   #16
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beans, toast, and eggs is a very irish/english quick meal.

i know you're trying to replicate heinz, but see if you can find batchelors brand baked beans. they are made for eating with toast and eggs.

btw, check out amazon (do they have amazon in israel?) for what you're looking for. they sell a lot of packaged foods.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:30 AM   #17
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There is too much salt in Heinz, so my wife makes a version that she found.The recipe includes Worcestershire sauce,a grated apple and mustard, she has moved on to buying dried beans which inspire olympic quality botty coughs.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:59 AM   #18
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:39 AM   #19
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In France, we only find Heinz Baked Beans, the others are completely different. I like to have a can once in a while, makes me feel abroad ;)
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