• 24 Ounces Canned Red Kidney Beans
  • 3 Large Vidalia Sweet Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • Salt to Tast

Ready In 45 Minutes

Servings: 6

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

  • Peel and slice onions against the grain, This will cut through the cells and allow the juices to be released and creates very creamy, soft onions when browned.

Step 2

  • Slowly brown the onions in the olive oil allowing them to reduce and become very soft.

Step 3

  • Add canned beans with liquid and reduce to whole on a low simmer until the consistency of baked beans.

Step 4

  • Stir in liquid smoke and salt to taste.

Step 5

  • Note:Vidalia onions are incredibly sweet by nature and have very little spice to them. In this recipe, I created a twist on the classic baked beans dishes that use brown sugar, molasses, etc. to create sweetness in the dish. The version I made was very rich and sweet, but all of that came from the onions. This dish also happens to be vegan, but tastes a lot like you used smoked pork. If you cannot find Vidalia Sweet Onions, which only come from Georgia, you could substitute Walla Wall Sweet Onions, Mayan Sweets, or Maui Sweets.