Mr. Food: Baked Bean Fritters

What You’ll Need

  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 (16-ounce) cans baked beans, drained and sauce reserved
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, black pepper, and eggs until well blended. Add remaining ingredients, except reserved sauce and oil.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, heat 1/2 cup oil until hot. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls into oil; cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all batter is used, adding oil as needed.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, heat reserved baked-bean sauce until warm. Serve as a dipping sauce with fritters.


After the fritters are drained, place them on a baking sheet and keep warm in a 300-degree F oven until you’ve finished cooking the whole batch.