Baked beans in a rich tomato sauce served on white toast
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Is It Dangerous To Heat A Can Of Baked Beans On The Grill?
Per a Tasting Table poll, baked beans are the most popular BBQ side dish. While you can easily cook baked beans on the stovetop or in the microwave, access to a pan might not always be an option when you’re cooking outside — so can you really heat baked beans in the can?
According to Gone Outdoors, it is possible to safely heat baked beans in the can, but you have to do it very carefully. First, make sure to open the can, and second, since the can’s thin metal may burn easily, it’s recommended that you cook the can over coals and not direct flames.
Although it’s possible to cook baked beans in the can, the safety concerns might be intimidating, whether you’re camping or cooking in your backyard. For that reason, if you are using a grill, you can also use a cast-iron skillet to cook your baked beans.