Sugar and bacon baked beans



10 slices bacon, cut in half

1 onion finely chopped

1/2 green pepper

Can 54 ounces pork and beans or equivalent cans small

4 tablespoons ketchup

1/4 cup molasses

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup vinegar juice

2 teaspoons dry mustard


Cook the bacon about halfway through (the way you like it), and set it aside to drain on a paper towel. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and set rack to lower middle rack position. In a deep skillet, heat about 2 tablespoons of bacon fat (or butter) over medium heat. Add chopped onion and green pepper and saute for 5 minutes until softened. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined. Let the mixture simmer for a minute or so. While the mixture is simmering, grease a 13″ x 9″ baking dish. Pour the beans into the prepared baking dish and place the cooked bacon on top of the beans. Bake for 2-3 hours, depending on the consistency you want. Let the beans stand for 5 minutes before serving.


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