Dean talks great summer side dishes


Dean Cooks

Dean has been cooking up great summer dishes on the WGN-TV morning news show. On radio side, he talks more about great summer side dishes and asks listeners to chime in with their favorites. Check out a few homemade baked bean recipes from listeners, below.

From 847 caller: 3 lrg can pork and beans. Bacon 1/2 lb cut to 2-3″ strips. Brown sugar. Ketchup and dry mustard. Add 1/3 of beans to pot. Layer on some ketchup-brown sugar- dry mustard-bacon. Repeat 2 more time. Bake covered an hour or so. Bake another 45 minutes uncovered.

From 312 caller: 2 sliced bacon, diced 1 small sweet onion, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons BBQ sauc,e 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon brown suga,r 2 (22 ounce) cans baked beans (I love Bush’s Grillin’ Beans for this recipe)

From 708 caller: 12 oz navy beans, great northern, butter bean, red bean, cannolini bean, 1/2 c apple cider vinegar, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup salt, black pepper, 1 pound diced cooked bacon, 1/2 cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons worcestershire, garlic powder, onion powder, Chile powder, paprika, 1 whole diced onion, 1/2 can of beer

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