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Baked Beans Taste Test

Updated: Jul 21, 2021

Happy Foodie Friday! This recipe comes courtesy of Penny and Eleazar Martinez.

Each of our Taste Test Reviews comes with the original recipe and the tester's notes/changes listed with the ingredient list in blue. We hope you enjoy!

I did not think that a little butter and some breadcrumbs could make such a difference to the flavor of baked beans, but goodness gracious, you’ve got to try these! This recipe is super easy and quick to put together but it makes such a difference in the overall flavor of the dish. Instead of eating just a can of beans, suddenly it feels like you’re eating a dish you’d be happy to receive at a restaurant.

The steps to make this recipe are straightforward and easy. If you make a smaller quantity, you can even cook the beans in a toaster oven instead of a big oven. The beans complement everything from the July 4th Outdoor Party Recipes but they go extra well with the Grilled Vegetable Platter and BBQ Chicken.

Baked Beans
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Makes 12 Servings

Preparation: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Cost: $5.46 (I quartered the recipe)


*1 gallon Bush’s Baked Beans

*1 cup panko bread crumbs

*1 cup fresh, chopped parsley

*¼ cup melted butter


*Preheat your oven to 350F.

*In a bowl mix together panko bread crumbs, melted butter and season to taste. (I tossed in a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder)

*Place your prepared baked beans in a 9 x 11 inch baking dish and sprinkle the panko *mixture all over the top of the beans.

*Bake for 30 minutes, or, until hot throughout and panko topping is brown.

*Remove from oven, garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Recipe and Taste Tester - Alina Gersib


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