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Linda’s Portuguese Baked Beans

 Navy beans cooked with Portuguese chorizo, peppers, garlic and tomatoes in a tomato-based sauce. Take them on the go with portable Chinet Bakeware.

Navy beans cooked with Portuguese chorizo, peppers, garlic and tomatoes in a tomato based sauce. Take them on the go with portable Chinet Bakeware.

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

If you’ve been following CEK for a while, it should be no surprise that I love this new disposable bakeware from Chinet.  I even entered one of my recipes, Sausage and Spinach Lasagna with Parmigiano Reggiano Cream Sauce showcasing their product into a contest where the winner had their recipe posted in a 2 page spread in Martha Stewart Living Magazine (November 2012 issue). And guess what? I WON!

 

Martha Stewar Living Magazine Cover

So when Chinet asked me if I would be interested in creating another recipe this summer I was thrilled and I knew exactly what I would make. The infamous end of summer Labor Day BBQ is almost here and for our family, as with many others, it also means the kids go back to school shortly thereafter. And for as long as I’ve been married (19 years this coming Spring), every family picnic with my in-laws has always included my mother in laws’ Portuguese Baked Beans. Everyone loves them!

Linda's Portuguese Baked Beans

I realized I had never made them myself so I finally got her recipe. Have you ever heard of the term ‘Doctor it up’? It’s when you take a food item that is already in essence done, but add your own unique flavor and spices to make it your own. Well, that’s what she’s been doing all of these years with Campbell’s Pork & Beans.  At first, I thought about doing the same thing, but then when I looked at the ingredients and all of the added sodium, sugar and preservatives, I knew I could make it a little healthier on my own.

Navy beans cooked with Portuguese chorizo, peppers, garlic and tomatoes in a tomato based sauce. Take them on the go with portable Chinet Bakeware.

So after I made my version of her Portuguese Baked Beans, we gathered together for the official taste testing and I got a huge thumbs up from all six participants! They really were very good; however, her version includes extra bacon and mine doesn’t have any. Again, if you’ve been following along on this blog adventure I don’t eat bacon so I left it out. If you like bacon, by all means throw some of that in here too.I’ll be bringing these Portuguese Baked Beans in my disposable Chinet Bakeware

If you like bacon, by all means throw some of that in here too.I’ll be bringing these Portuguese Baked Beans in my disposable Chinet Bakeware® to our family Labor Day picnic so I don’t have to worry about getting my dish back (not that there’s going to be any beans left anyway!). The bakeware goes right into the oven (minus the plastic lid). It heats the food beautifully. And…you can take it with you!

Linda's Portuguese Baked Beans
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Linda's Portuguese Baked Beans
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 16
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Green Pepper, small dice
  • 1 c. Onion, small dice
  • 1 lb. Portuguese Cooked Chorizo, skin removed, small dice
  • 1 Clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 12- ounce Can Tomato Paste
  • 2 c. Water
  • 3 tbsp. White Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 1/2 c. Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 4 16- ounce Cans Navy Beans, rinsed and drained
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a Dutch oven or large pot, heat the oil then add in the peppers, onions, and chorizo. Saute over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften and the chorizo starts to brown.

  3. Next, add the garlic and saute for another minute; then add the tomato paste, water, vinegar, paprika, sugar, and salt. Mix well then add the beans.

  4. Bring mixture to a boil on top of the stove then turn off the heat. Transfer beans to an oven-safe baking dish like Chinet Bakeware® and bake for 1 hour; stirring every 20 minutes.

 

 


17 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    August 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    I love to bring cookies and other sweet treats for picnics! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

  2. Michelle
    August 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    I have been known to bring German Potato Salad on a regular basis, and Greek Beans are another favorite; since both recipes make a large quantity and have good track records!

  3. Carrie
    August 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I am known to bring tons of different stuff to picnics, one family favorite is my Baked Beans (I ‘doctor up’ pork n beans too!). Since we are tailgaters too, I have been wanting to try out the new Chinet bakeware!

  4. natasha
    August 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    I like to make a Southwestern salad!

  5. mom2dagny
    August 20, 2013 at 3:34 am - Reply

    I bring a bean salad with jicama and a lime cilantro dressing 🙂

  6. Amy Strickland
    August 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    I love to take my mom’s baked spaghetti! Yummyyyyy

  7. EliB123
    August 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    I like to bring fried chicken.

  8. rachel
    August 20, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Brownies or cupcakes! Also, how cool your recipe was in MSL!

  9. Lexiquin
    August 20, 2013 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I like to bring baked beans (your recipe sounds delicious, btw) or dessert. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Susan C
    August 21, 2013 at 2:10 am - Reply

    I don’t think my nephew would forgive me if I didn’t show up with Corn Dip, and my brother insists on Aloha Brownies.

  11. Danielle
    August 20, 2013 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    I like to make something new every time, so I don’t really have a ‘favorite’. Though at the last picnic I went to, I made baked southwestern-style egg rolls, which went over really well!

  12. Susan DeVaux
    August 21, 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Potato salad and a dish including roasted vegetables 🙂

  13. Calli W
    August 21, 2013 at 3:32 am - Reply

    green bean casserole!

  14. Susan Bickta
    August 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    My favorite dish to take along?? Homemade baked mac ‘n cheese, although I’d like to try this baked bean recipe! Sounds awesome!

  15. Nicki Joseph
    August 22, 2013 at 3:04 am - Reply

    fruit salad!

  16. Tabitha
    August 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    i usually bring rice krispy treats.
    i’m a good cook but they are so easy & everyone likes them.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

  17. Wehaf
    August 22, 2013 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    I usually bring a cucumber salad.

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