Zesty baked beans: Brown October Ann Page Bean Bake

Little fuss, lots of flavor…

Just 30 minutes in a hot oven, and the bubbling goodness and tantalizing aroma of this zesty dish will speed the family to the table “on the double!”

Ann Page zesty baked beans recipe 1955 (2)

Ann Page Beans have that savory extra-good flavor that calls for second helpings. Prepared in 3 styles in A&P’s own modern Ann Page food kitchens and sold only at A&P, thus eliminating unnecessary in-between expenses. Savings made in this way are shared with you. Enjoy this hearty all-American favorite regularly… and save!

Zesty baked beans recipe

Ingredients

2 1-lb cans Ann Page Beans (any style)
3 tbsps salad oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/4 tsp oregano
6 frankfurters
1/2 lb Ched-O-Bit cheese

Directions

Saute onions and green peppers in salad oil. Combine with beans and oregano and pour into baking dish. Slice frankfurters diagonally 1/2″ thick; slice cheese 1/4″ thick and arrange on beans around edge of casserole. Place overlapping frankfurters on top of cheese. Bake in a 350F oven for 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

Ann Page zesty baked beans recipe 1955 (1)


Bonus recipe: Barbecue beans

A quickly-assembled barbecue sauce that offers taste interest and color, contrasting molasses with the nip of vinegar and mustard. It’s good for barbecue beans as well as for spareribs or other meats. All the ingredients are easily assembled from any supermarket.

Barbecue beans recipe

1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
4 cans baked beans
1 medium onion, sliced

Combine unsulphured molasses, vinegar and mustard; mix well. Empty beans into skillet or casserole: stir in molasses mixture. Arrange onion slices on top of beans or layer with beans. Simmer in skillet on top of range or outdoor grill 15 to 20 minutes, or bake in casserole in a hot oven. (400F) for 30 minutes.

Makes 8 to 10 servings


About this story

Source publication: Recipe 1: Woman's Day, October 1955; Recipe 2: The Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon) - August 4, 1955

Filed under: 1950s, Casserole recipes, Side dish recipes, Vintage advertisements

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