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I ask this like I haven't cooked for 50 yrs.  I am taking baked beans to a cookout tomorrow. It's a 2 hr. trip there and I don't want to get up with the chickens to get them in the oven. There is bacon in them.  I dice and cook the bacon til just beginning to crisp up and add to the beans and other stuff and then bake.  

 

Can I put them together tonite including the bacon and just throw them in the oven in the morning?

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Re: Your opinion on baked beans

Can you crockpot on low overnight?  I don’t see why if you cook the bacon you could store in fridge overnight though. Enjoy your picnic. 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Re: Your opinion on baked beans

That sounds like a good plan.  Just be sure that if the beans are cold, to cool off the bacon before you add it to the bean mixture.

 

I always make my beans the night before and refrigerate them overnight, then put them in the oven or crock pot the day of whatever day I want to serve them.

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Re: Your opinion on baked beans

I would think that you could assemble your baked beans ahead of time and cook in the a.m. I generally prepare my recipe and then cook in a crockpot or oven the day of my event with success.   Do not stress but have a good ole time!

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Re: Your opinion on baked beans

I just made baked beans, but we're having the cookout tomorrow.

 

I will put them covered in the fridge overnight.  Tomorrow morning I will put in the crockpot and the beans will cook until we eat.  (Not eating outside).

 

If you're traveling for 2 hours though, I would keep them on ice in a cooler for transport.  Warm them up before serving.

 

Happy 4th!!

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Re: Your opinion on baked beans

You should be able to cook, refrigate and reheat after maintaing the cold.  The tomato in the sauce will help retard bacteria growth.

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@ECBG   These are not tomatoe based.  My aunt gave me the recipe 35 yrs. ago.  Great Northern beans,  brown sugar (I use dark brown), onion and bacon. 

 

My sister-in-law who is very picky and thinks she the only good cook in the family uses this recipe.

 

I took the largest Rachel Ray baker I have filled with them to a party and there was not one bean in it when I brought it home.

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Yes, the plan you outlined in your post should be fine @Retired Legal Secretary  Don't fret and enjoy yourself this 4th.

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@Retired Legal Secretary wrote:

I ask this like I haven't cooked for 50 yrs.  I am taking baked beans to a cookout tomorrow. It's a 2 hr. trip there and I don't want to get up with the chickens to get them in the oven. There is bacon in them.  I dice and cook the bacon til just beginning to crisp up and add to the beans and other stuff and then bake.  

 

Can I put them together tonite including the bacon and just throw them in the oven in the morning?


Sure. Anything I can do the day before to save time. Absolutely.

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@Retired Legal Secretary I do this all the time!  As long as the bacon is cooked, no problems.  As a matter of fact, I think they taste better because all the ingredients hang out in the refrigerator overnight.  There is never a bean left! 

 

I bake them in the morning and then put them in the crockpot when finished baking.  My crockpot has a lid that locks.  I put the crockpot in a thermal food carrier then plug them on warm only when I arrive at my destination.  It's a real time saver.