Big John's Baked Beans

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Big John's Baked Beans - Sat, 09/8/12 6:02 AM
Does anyone remember Big John's baked beans with the can of fixins on the top?  I loved those and I am not a baked bean fanatic.  When did they stop making them?

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Re:Big John's Baked Beans - Sat, 09/8/12 10:11 PM
I do remember and bought them a few times but don't remember them being outstanding - I don't think they were on the market for long.
LaChoy canned products with the separate can on top have been around for a long time - and although I haven't purchased them in ages I still see them  in the Chinese section and wonder who buys them?

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Re:Big John's Baked Beans - Sun, 09/9/12 11:06 AM
My mom used to buy them too.  It got me researching it, and found this copycat recipe that might help:
Big John's Beans and Fixing
1 can (16 oz. ) Cambell's pork and beans
1/2 cup Manwich or Heintz brand sloppy-joe mix
11/2 TBS Hormel real bacon bits
1/2 TBS. sugar
1/1/2 TBS. molasses
1 tsp. minced onion
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. white vinegar
dash of pepper
Combine the above ingredients, cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Empty can of beans in a saucepan, stir in the pre-made Fixins and heat over low-medium heat stirring occasionally, serve when heated through.

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Re:Big John's Baked Beans - Sun, 09/9/12 6:55 PM
At my house, we used the Big John's to make my son's favorite food: hamburger and beans. Brown a pound of ground beef, stir in beans and fixings and heat. It really was good. I haven't seen them in a long time.