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Root Beer Baked Beans



Introducing a twist on the classic baked beans recipe that will tantalize your taste buds with a delightful blend of sweet and savory flavors: Root Beer Baked Beans. This unique dish combines the richness of pork and beans with the sweet essence of root beer, creating a mouthwatering accompaniment to any barbecue or potluck. With just a few simple ingredients, including crispy bacon, diced onions, and a splash of root beer, you can elevate your baked beans to a whole new level of deliciousness. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this irresistible side dish that's sure to become a favorite at any gathering.


  • 3 Bacon Slices
  • 1 Small onion diced
  • 2- 16 Ounce cans of Pork n' beans
  • 1/2 Cup root beer- not diet
  • 1⁄4cup hickory-smoked barbecue sauce
  • 1⁄2teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1⁄8teaspoon hot sauce


  1. While raw, chop bacon into small bits. Place in skillet over medium heat and cook until crisp; remove bacon and drain on paper towel, reserving 2 Tablespoons bacon drippings in skillet.
  2. Saute onion in hot bacon drippings until tender. Stir together bacon, onion, beans and remaining seasonings and place in 1 quart baking dish.
  3. Bake beans, uncovered, at 400F for 55 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

Freeze dry according to machine instructions. Be sure to weight the food before and after freeze drying to know how much water you'll need to rehydrate.


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