Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans

This pie iron treat combines the three New England B’s – brown bread, beans, and bacon. You might not think of a baked bean sandwich as eatin’ good – until you try this!!!

Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans
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Simple. Fast. Delicious. Filling. What more do you need?
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Campfire Cooking
Serves: 1 per iron
  • 1 can B&M Brown Bread (original is great; with raisins adds a nice sweetness)
  • 1 can or jar favorite baked bean recipe (try a Boston Bean version for authenticity)
  • 2 strips of bacon per sandwich
  • Finely chopped onion (optional)
  • Butter
  1. Fry bacon to almost crispy, and set aside on paper towel.
  2. Open both ends of can and remove brown bread. Cut into slices just under ½-inch thick.
  3. One side of a slice of brown bread and place with butter out into one half of pie iron.
  4. Lay two slices of bacon on the brown bread. Break and arrange as necessary to stay inside the pie iron.
  5. Spoon a couple of big tablespoons of beans on top of bacon.
  6. Add a couple of pinches of chopped onion if desired.
  7. Butter another slice of brown bread on one side, and place it with unbuttered side to beans.
  8. Attach other half of pie iron and close.
  9. Heat over coals of campfire, grill, or camp stove on low until outside of brown bread is well-toasted.