June 23, 2012

Peach-Bacon Baked Beans

I love fresh fruit, my husband on other hand has to be basically forced to eat fruit. My two kids are more like me, they will eat whole pints of blueberries within hours of them being purchased and always go for the fruit first on their lunch plates. Over the almost nine years that my husband and I have been married I have tried numerous times to encourage my husband to realize that fruit can indeed be delicious and is an important part of a healthy diet. All my attempts have been met with vehement and stubborn refusal. So I have learned to hide fruit in my husband's food. I know that sounds like what one would do with children, but my husband is as picky as my three-year-old and way more stubborn. Recently the July issue of Family Circle Magazine had a recipe for Peach-Bacon Baked Beans, which looked delicious and a perfect way to sneak fruit into my husband's meat based diet. 

This recipe has 12 ingredients. It takes 15 minutes of prep and 3 hours in the crockpot and makes 8 servings. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store. Originally I had bought fresh peaches, but the peaches available at the super market so far this year haven't been great and they molded in less than a day. So instead I used frozen peaches in this recipe. I didn't actually have time to thaw the peaches, so I threw them in frozen and they worked just fine. Don't be alarmed if your frozen peaches turn a little brown when cooking, this is perfectly normal. The photo in the magazine is deceptive, I'm assuming they used fresh recently sliced peaches instead of fully cooked ones. I always use kosher salt when cooking. I prefer the flavor in everything, with the exception of baked goods. It really does work better than table salt. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I used ancho chili powder in this recipe so my beans had a little bit of a kick. I liked that the beans where on the spicy side and even my father-in-law who is sensitive to spicy foods really enjoyed his serving. My husband the non-fruit eating person that he is loved these beans. He liked that they were spicy and still sweet from the molasses and peaches. I wasn't sure if my two boys would eat this recipe, but they ate their whole servings plus leftovers the next day. Definitely a baked beans recipe that I will make again!

For the recipe go to Peach-Bacon Baked Beans.

12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! There must be something about husbands and fruits... Mine suffers of the same disorder! I will definitely try these beans (mouth watering already)! I am your newest follower, and thanks for following my blog! You are a talented cook! :-)

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    1. I think you might be right :) The beans really are delicious!

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  2. That sounds delicious! We liove baked beans and this sounds like a fantastic variation :) Thank you for sharing! ~ Bea

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    1. We love baked beans also, they are yummy :)

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    1. These really were delicious and very easy! I love that it uses the crockpot!

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  4. Wow - I would never think to put fresh fruit in beans, but it sounds delicious!

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    1. It really is delicious, it works with frozen peaches as well!

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  5. Peaches in baked beans? Genius! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. My two boys really loved it, which is always a plus! Thanks for hosting :)

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  6. Peach bacon? That sounds so good! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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    1. It really is good and I love that it uses the crockpot. Followed you back :) Come back again soon!

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