Meaty Baked Beans
Modern pork-and-beans recipes leave us wondering, "Where's the meat?"
Why This Recipe Works
For our Meaty Baked Beans recipe, tasters preferred pink beans over navy, pinto, or kidney beans for their luxuriously creamy interiors. Soaking the beans overnight greatly reduced the cooking time.
Boneless smoked pork shoulder added smoky flavor to the beans without falling apart in the long cooking process. For seasoning, we went with ketchup for tanginess, dark brown sugar for sweetness, and spicy brown mustard for a kick of heat.