Smoky Sweet Vidalia Onions and Beans
24 Ounces Canned Red Kidney Beans
3 Large Vidalia Sweet Onions
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Liquid Smoke
Salt to Tast
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.
Slowly brown the onions in the olive oil allowing them to reduce and become very soft.
Add canned beans with liquid and reduce to whole on a low simmer until the consistency of baked beans.
Stir in liquid smoke and salt to taste.
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.