Baked bean sandwich

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Baked bean sandwich
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Type Sandwich
Place of origin United States
Main ingredients Bread, baked beans

The baked bean sandwich is a sandwich composed of baked beans between two slices of bread, which may include garnishes such as lettuce and toppings such as mayonnaise or ketchup.[1]

Recipes for a baked bean sandwich can be traced from as early as 1909. One book entitled "Cooking For Two" by Janet McKenzie Hill suggests such a recipe as a "substitute for meatless cooking", and is a much more elaborate sandwich compared to its most common manifestation today.[2]

Many early recipes describe essentially the same product that has become popular today, however in addition they incite elaborate additions of garnish and dressing. Janet McKenzie Hill suggests:

Butter two slices of Boston Brown Bread; on one of these dispose a heart leaf of lettuce holding one teaspoon of salad dressing; above the dressing set a generous tablespoon of cold, baked beans, then another lettuce leaf and dressing; finish with a second slice of bread, a tablespoonful of beans, a floweret of cauliflower, and a teaspoonful of dressing over the cauliflower.

Baked beans on brown bread was one of Julia Child's favorite snacks to eat when no one was looking. The Boston-area version she favored eschews toppings and garnishes, being composed simply of baked beans between two slices of Boston brown bread. [3]


  1. ^ Joanne Lamb Hayes (2016). Grandma's Wartime Kitchen: World War II and the Way We Cooked. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 9781250134004. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  2. ^ Janet McKenzie Hill (1919). Cooking for Two. Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown & Co. p. 183. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  3. ^ Jane Stern & Michael Stern (2007). Roadfood Sandwiches: Recipes and Lore from Our Favorite Shops Coast to Coast. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 9780618728985. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 

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