baked beans

noun

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

Examples of baked beans in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sides include coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad and fries. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 12 June 2024 Kenneth LeBlanc, Roy’s son, promotes the event—and his hot tip for visitors is to dig into the ribs and baked beans from Daddy B’s on the rodeo grounds. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 May 2023 Also present were nearly 700 guests, well fed with hamburgers, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, soda and ice cream donated by the state’s judicial workers. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 24 May 2024 The final flavor is earthy and sweet, a beautiful companion to classic BBQ sides like coleslaw and baked beans. Jessica Harlan, Southern Living, 13 May 2024 Learn how to make baked beans, and bring this to your next barbecue or picnic. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 5 May 2024 The second will embrace a cookout vibe with the same brisket plus barbecue chicken and lamb (all of the meat will be kosher), baked beans and collard green lox wraps. Danielle Dorsey, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2024 This vegan version of her baked beans captures the savory, smoky and slightly sweet flavors that define this regional version of the dish. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2024 For example, the U.K.’s Tesco stopped stocking Kraft Heinz’s baked beans, ketchup, and tomato soup in 2022 over pricing quarrels. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 5 Apr. 2024

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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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“Baked beans.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baked%20beans. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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