Definition of baked beans

: 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

First Known Use of baked beans

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of baked beans

: beans that have been boiled and then baked usually in a sweet brown sauce


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