Brown Sugar and Bacon Baked Beans

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    • 10 slices bacon halved
    • 1 yellow onion finely diced
    • 1/2 green bell pepper finely diced
    • 54 oz can pork and beans or equivalent number of smaller cans
    • 4 Tbsp ketchup
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
    • 2 tsp dry mustard


  1. Cook bacon about half way through (in whichever way you want), and set aside to drain on a paper towel.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and set rack to the lower-middle rack position.
  3. In a deep skillet, heat about 2 Tbsp of bacon grease (or butter) over MED heat. Add diced onion and green pepper and saute about 5 minutes, until softened.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine well. Let mixture simmer for a minute or so.
  5. While the mixture is simmering, grease a 13×9 baking dish.
  6. Pour beans into the prepared baking dish and lay cooked bacon on top of the beans.
  7. Bake for 2-3 hours, depending on your desired consistency.
  8. Let the beans stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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