Thursday, August 12, 2010

Baked Beans

These are my very favorite baked beans! They're pretty easy too. They are sweet unlike some you get at BBQ restaurants. I love to serve these as a side with coleslaw or potato salad. You can bake them in the oven or heat them in the slow cooker. They are an essential BBQ side dish!

Baked Beans
1 lb. bacon
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
2 (32oz) cans pork and beans (or 4-16oz cans)
1 cup ketchup
1 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce

1. Cut up bacon into small pieces and cook in frying pan on stove until done. Pour out grease, but leave 1 TBSP in pan. Saute the green pepper and onion in the remaining bacon grease until soft.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 325 for 2 hours. Serves 10

You can also make this in the crock pot. Just combine all ingredients and cook on low for 5 hours or high for 2 hours.