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Baked Bean Bacon Cups are ideal for a big BBQ! Bite sized baked beans packed full of flavor served in individual servings of bacon cups! For those times you want to try everything, but don't want to be so full afterwards you can't move!
Baked Bean Bacon Cups
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Baked Bean Bacon Cups are ideal for a big BBQ! Bite sized baked beans packed full of flavor served in individual servings of bacon cups! For those times you want to try everything, but don't want to be so full afterwards you can't move!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked bean bites
Servings: 16 bacon cups w/ baked beans
Calories: 90 kcal
Author: Michele Hall
Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz . can of white beans , canelli beans or great northern beans
  • 1/2 cup True Made Foods Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Brown Mustard (or sub what you like!)
  • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced onions
  • 16 slices of bacon , thick cut
  • 1 tablespoon bacon drippings left over from making bacon cups (or sub Olive Oil)
Instructions
BACON NESTS:
  1. Each slice of bacon will yield one "nest.
  2. Preheat oven to 450.
  3. Roll bacon to be 1/3 longer than it starts out as. The reason you buy thick cut bacon is because you are able to make it a longer piece, if you start with regular length bacon, the bacon becomes too thin and breaks in baking.
  4. Once rolled out, cut bacon into 2 pieces. Cut one piece that is 1/3 of the length, leaving a second piece that is 2/3 the length of the original piece.
  5. Starting on the bottom with the longer piece, place bacon over bottom, then wrap around the edges making a cup like shape.
  6. Fill in any gap at bottom with the second piece making the cup "sealed" (This is important so baked bean juices don't seep through.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes until bacon is crisp.
  8. Remove from pan, and allow to cool on a paper towel or parchment paper.
BAKED BEANS
  1. Drain and rinse beans thoroughly.
  2. Turn on stovetop to high, heat pan, once hot add bacon drippings/olive oill and swirl to cover the bottom. Reduce heat to medium high and add onions and cook until translucent.
  3. Add beans, True made Foods Ketchup, liquid smoke and Worcestershire Sauce .

  4. Cook for 20 minutes allowing for slight thickening and melding of flavor.
  5. Alternatively you can bake the beans for 20 minutes at 325.
  6. Once bacon cup has cooled slightly and crisped up, place 1-2 spoonfuls of bean mixture and serve on a platter.
  7. You can garnish with green onions, or cheese if you wish!
  8. If making the beans and bacon cups a day ahead, you will need to cool each completely and store separately in a sealed airtight container in the fridge until time to warm up.
  9. You can assemble them and bake at 325 until warmed through, about 15 -20 minutes before serving.
  10. Alternatively you can assemble them and make a foil tray to place them on your grill to warm them up. Place them on a shelf above the flame, or use indirect heat and grill until warmed through.
Recipe Notes

All recipe calorie information was calculated on what I purchased to make this recipe in My Fitness Pal. When you make the recipe, the calorie content could vary depending on what specific ingredients/brands you actually use. Please take that into consideration if you are following a strict diet.