Deluxe Baked Beans with a Crumb Top

Photos: Jennifer May

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A Meaty, Low-Cost Side That Goes with Almost Anything
Baked beans have deep roots in the potluck circuit; they go with many of the standard party foods (hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken) and are one of the most economical ways to feed many people. Thielen believes the best baked beans rely on quality meat for flavor, so she uses an assortment of slab pork (or slab bacon), smoked turkey and pork sausage. A crunchy mantle of buttery bread crumbs on top makes the dish irresistible.

Get the recipe: Deluxe Baked Beans with a Crumb Top