SOURCE: Bush's Baked Beans

July 01, 2005 06:00 ET

July is National Baked Beans Month

Time to Fire Up the Grill and Get Into the Spirit!

KNOXVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 1, 2005 -- If you're like most Americans, you're probably celebrating this summer with a side of baked beans. In fact, Americans consume 50 million pounds of baked beans during the month of July(1), which is enough to build a trail of baked beans cans longer than Historic Route 66, which runs from Los Angeles to Chicago. It's only fitting that July is National Baked Beans Month and the perfect time to enjoy one of America's favorite side dishes.

The next time you're hosting a summer cookout, get into the spirit of National Baked Beans Month by serving this delicious Sweet Bean Salad recipe. It's a twist on a traditional 3-bean salad that includes baked beans, kidneys, garbanzos and balsamic vinegar for a tangy kick:

Bush's Sweet Bean Salad Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Barbecue America's Rick Browne

Serves:  4 to 6
Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking time:  5 minutes

1 can (28 ounces) Bush's Original Baked Beans
1 can (16 ounces) Bush's Best Kidney Beans, rinsed and dried
1 can (16 ounces) Bush's Best Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and dried
1 can (15.2 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup pineapple juice
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
Pinch of cinnamon

Mix ingredients in large saucepan.  Cook until warm, stirring occasionally.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

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About Bush's Baked Beans

Bush's Baked Beans, America's favorite brand of baked beans, is widely recognized for its lovable commercials featuring Jay Bush and his talking dog Duke, who always threatens to reveal the Secret Family Recipe.

Founded in 1908, Bush Brothers & Company is based in Knoxville, Tenn. In addition to the famous baked beans, it offers more than 20 varieties of other beans including kidney, pinto and black. Today, Bush Brothers & Company is still family owned and operated, working for the same ideals that were set forth by A.J. Bush nearly 100 years ago -- ensuring the highest quality and best taste can be found in all their products. Bush's sells one-third of all canned beans in the U.S., making it the top bean brand in the country.

(1)Numbers determined by baked beans pound sales in the month of July 2004. Source: Bush's Baked Beans

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