Monday, September 6, 2010

Best Baked Beans, Ever

The cast of characters: Pork and Beans, Dijon mustard, White vinegar, Barbeque Sauce and Brown Sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Fry up 8 slices of bacon - halved.  Move to paper towels.  Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon drippings and leave in the fry pan.
Dice 1/2 of a green bell pepper
dice 1 medium onion
Add onions and peppers to fry pan drippings and saute until tender - about 5 minutes.  Add 4 cans pork and beans, 3/4 cup barbeque sauce, 1/2 cup brown sugar. 1/4 cup white vinegar and 2 Tbs. Dijon mustard (or 2 tsp. dry mustard may be substituted)

Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and top with bacon slices.  Bake at 325 degrees until bubbly and sauce is consistency of pancake syrup - about 2 hours. 

Let stand to thicken slightly and serve.

These beans taste like you started from scratch, with soaking the beans, etc.  Really good!!