PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Impress your friends at your next tailgating party with this recipe from Rania Harris!

This week on the Steelers Huddle, Rania is making Baked Beans in the Heinz Red Zone!

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Don’t forget to tune into the Steelers Huddle show each Saturday after the 11 p.m. news on KDKA-TV for more of Rania’s recipes!

STEELERS HUDDLE “Heinz Red Zone” recipe:


  • 1 pound dried navy or Great Northern beans
  • 8 ounces slab smoked bacon, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 cups Heinz® Tomato Ketchup
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons dark molasses
  • 1/4 cup Lea and Perrins® Worcestershire sauce
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Rinse and pick through the beans. Soak them overnight in a large pot of water. Rinse the soaked beans well under cold water, and place them in a heavy saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Drain, reserving the cooking liquid.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Place a 2-quart flameproof casserole or Dutch oven over medium heat and sauté the bacon until it is slightly crisp and fat is rendered, 5 minutes. Add the onions and garlic, and cook until wilted, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the brown sugar and stir over medium low heat until it has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Stir in the Heinz Ketchup, syrup, molasses, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper; add the drained beans and mix well.

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Cover the casserole and transfer it to the oven. Bake, stirring occasionally (making sure you scrape the bottom of the casserole), for about 2 hours. Add 3/4 cup of the reserved bean liquid, recover, and bake 30 minutes or until the sauce is thick and syrupy. Serve hot.