The Ultimate Baked Beans


Spicy, smoky and super simple, these baked beans take 5 minutes to throw together and please a crowd. Adapted from Tyler’s Ultimate by Tyler Florence. Serves 8 or more.

1/2 cup molasses

1/4 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo (these are HOT, use less if you can’t take the heat)

4 19 oz cans cannellini beans

10 strips bacon

Preheat the oven to 350. Dump the molasses, ketchup, mustard and chipotles in a blender and puree. Scrape into a big bowl, add the beans, season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Cut the bacon into one inch chunks and sprinkle on top. Cook for 25 minutes. Raise heat to broil and crisp bacon for one minute.