baked beans


plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: beans that have been softened by soaking and boiling and then baked usually with salt pork and seasoning
Baked beans is a summer classic.Kathie Smith
"Baked beans is not the kind of thing we want to serve," said David Woodward, chef at Apley's, an elegant eatery in the Sheraton Hotel.Fox Butterfield
I leave it to you to decide whether your baked beans are tomato-less or spiced up with those juicy cylinders of flavor.Doris Reynolds
see also boston baked beans

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baked beans was in 1798

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Cite this Entry

“Baked beans.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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