Just a 50-something gal who loves the simple joys of life
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!!