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Beryl Stokes: Hi, and welcome to Cajun Cooking TV. Tonight we are going to make Stove Top Barbecue Baked Beans. So let's get started. First, we have a can of organic baked beans, you can use whatever brand you want. We have some maple syrup, and we have some barbecue sauce, the Smoky Maple. I have four tablespoons of light brown sugar, and I have some chopped up onions here. I am going to sauté and throw those in.
We are going to sauté just a couple of tablespoons of onion. So I am just pouring a little bit of olive oil in here. This is quick and easy, and it's got taste so good, your friends are going to wonder what and how you made it. And you will just be able to say, oh, it was nothing. Not much to it.
So just put these onions, and then we'll keep moving. Now I am going to add the can of baked beans right in there. You can certainly eat them straight out of can, but that's not very inventive or creative. I am sure they are going to taste as good as I am going to make it. I am going to mix that up and pour in the brown sugar. Now it starts to melt. Not much barbecue sauce, alright.
Male Speaker: A dollop.
Beryl Stokes: A dollop. Is that a dollop?
Male Speaker: No.
Beryl Stokes: Another dollop.
Male Speaker: Near about a third of a dollop.
Beryl Stokes: I think that's a big dollop. Another dollop.
Male Speaker: I have to send you on there and fix these puddings.
Beryl Stokes: I better put another dollop to see Mike --. How's that for a dollop?
Male Speaker: Do you think we are going to drink that stuff?
Beryl Stokes: That's what I think. Oops! That's the maple syrup, the same amount.
Male Speaker: Maybe two dollops, two spoons.
Beryl Stokes: Alright, that looks pretty good right there. We are going to let this simmer on like number two for about 30 minutes while we cook the hamburgers.
Hi! We are back, we have got some baked beans cooked, we have got some good looking hamburgers over here, and I am going to dish up these baked beans. You can also add some bacon if you want, crumbled bacon but we prefer it without. You need a big bowl here and you might even need a straw, because we serve it like this, home style baked beans. We have got some good French fries here, and folks, I want you to play in Florida right now. So I've got to go. We will see you next time on Cajun Cooking TV. Bye-bye!