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Old 12-27-2011, 12:38 PM   #1
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What's your favorite brand of canned beans?

I love Van Camp's Pork & Beans. They have a mildly sweet flavor, but with the great flavor of the beans coming through. And I can taste the pork. They compliment hotdogs and little smokey sausages perfectly, too.

After that, it's B&M Boston Baked ebans, with that rich mollases flavor. Coming in a close third, give me most of what Bush's Baked Beans has to offer.

Of course, your own favorite bake bean recipe will be better because you can tayloy it to your favorite flavors. but for pre-made, flavored, canned beans, those are my favorite three, in that order. Bonus, they can all be doctored if I feel the need.

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Old 12-27-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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Ranch Style bean. Non-sweet, basic western beans. Also good starting point for customizing. The beans equivalent of the grocery shrink ray has struck them, too, since ConAgra moved them out of Ft. Worth. Fewer beans, more liquid, but the flavor is unchanged.

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Old 12-27-2011, 12:51 PM   #3
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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Bush's Boston Recipe. It is the closest to homemade beans. After that it is B&M. Both use molasses and pork in their recipe.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:17 PM   #5
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I'm not crazy about sweet baked beans. But, I do use Bush's canned beans to make my favorite bean dishes.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #6
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Campbells for a pork and bean, which I doctor quite a bit.

Goya for other canned beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, etc.)
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:22 PM   #7
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Campbell's vegetarian baked beans. I add onions, brown sugar, mustard and ketchup and then bake them.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:35 PM   #8
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b&m are my first choice, batchelor brand baked beans are my second choice. it's diffucult to find batchelor brand outside of ireland and the uk.

you know, baked beans are a musical fruit that's good for your heart.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #9
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you know, baked beans are a musical fruit that's good for your heart.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:53 PM   #10
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Homemade. I haven't eaten canned baked beans since I was a teenager at Girl Scout Camp.

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