Southern Baked Beans

I was going through some recipes that my Mom has shared with me and found this one.  Our family, usually in the summer months, do A LOT of grilling and this is one of our favorite dishes to be served with BBQ, grilled Chicken or Beef.


Southern Baked Beans

  • Servings: approximately 18
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  • 8 slices thick bacon, halved
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, diced small
  • 3 large cans (28 ounces each) pork and beans
  • 3/4 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup distilled white or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 F degrees.
  2. Fry bacon in large, deep pan skillet until bacon has partially cooked and released about 1/4 cup drippings.
  3. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels.
  4. Add onions and peppers to drippings in pan and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add beans and remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. (If skillet is not large enough, add beans and heat to a simmer then transfer to a large bowl and stir in remaining ingredients).
  6. Pour flavored beans into a greased 13-by 9-inch (or similar size) ovenproof pan.
  7. Top with bacon, then bake until beans are bubbly and sauce is the consistency of pancake syrup, about 2 hours. Let stand to thicken slightly and serve.

Footnote:  As for the thick-cut bacon, peppered bacon is our favorite with this recipe.  Also, this recipe serves 18 so you might want to think about cutting the ingredients in half.

Author: Vikki

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