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Old 03-27-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Baked Beans vs Heinz baked beans?

Might seem a strange question but I sometimes want a quick meal such as baked beans and a fried egg on toast.

Anyway, I recently bought generic baked beans and they were tasteless

They tasted of nothing, and I tried adding salt, pepper and even Tabasco but with almost no effect.

Heinz is not top for no reason, so what should I add to get the Heinz flavour?

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:11 PM   #2
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Try Bush's Baked Beans. They have a variety of flavors, they're all good, and their spokes"person" is a golden retriever! Also, check out the bean thread here, most from scratch.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
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Try Bush's Baked Beans. They have a variety of flavors, they're all good, and their spokes"person" is a golden retriever! Also, check out the bean thread here, most from scratch.
Thanks, but I don't want to buy an alternative but simply make the generic ones taste like the Heinz ones.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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I've never had Heinz beans. I like to jazz up beans though. And once you find a favorite canned bean it doesn't seem like any other brand, generic or name brand, will do. At least for me.
A couple years ago I bought Campbells beans thinking with all the stuff I add they will be fine... no comparison to Bush's, my usual brand.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #5
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It is a tough question to answer for another person.

Depending on my mood I might add.

a little vinegar or

dehydrated onion, molasses, prepared mustard or

a dash of Worcestershire sauce or

a little catsup and on and on.

How about comparing the labels, next time you are in the market, to see what is missing or different.

Good luck!
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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Try Bush's Baked Beans. They have a variety of flavors, they're all good, and their spokes"person" is a golden retriever! Also, check out the bean thread here, most from scratch.
Ditto .. they are the best when you want quick and easy and they offer a variety of flavors.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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From the OP's location, I'm thinking maybe Heinz isn't available. Their ingredients may be listed online though. My mom used to make quick baked beans with pork and beans by adding ketchup, brown sugar, onion, and I think maybe a little liquid smoke.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #8
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We like B&M baked beans. They are New England style, brown sugar, no tomato. I sometimes add a pinch more brown sugar and a little minced onion. Of course, the addition of bacon can't hurt.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:48 PM   #9
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Buy Heinz.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:27 PM   #10
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We buy Heinz, they are our fave
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