Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
These beans have lots of flavor. I don't care for beans that are to sweet but you can add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar to sweeten these up. They go excellent with grilling. I use Bush's original beans and Jack Daniels BBQ sauce but you can use what you prefer. Reduce baking time to 1 hr if you don't like a thick beans.
- 1 (16 ounce) can baked beans
- 4 slices bacon
- 1⁄2 onion, diced
- 1⁄2 green bell pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup ham, diced
- 1⁄4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook bacon in a skillet until almost crispy. Remove bacon from skillet and roughly chop, but do not drain skillet.
- Use bacon fat to saute onion and bell pepper until translucent, Drain.
- In a oven safe bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover with foil.
- Bake for 1 1/2 hours.
This was excellent. I am not a big fan of baked beans - too sweet and gooey for me. I substituted a large can of mixed beans and threw in a shot of Jack Daniels. Really good and a lot better the next day.
DH and I both thought these were a great way to fix up a can of baked beans. I used Bush's original baked beans and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Perfect with hot dogs!! Made for the Spring 2009 PAC.
These beans are just great! I left out the onion (personal pref) otherwise made just as specified, cooking for the 1 1/2 hours to get a nice thick sauce. The thing that sets these beans apart is that they are not sweet, and they are savory without being spicy. Great combination of ingredients - thanks for posting the recipe! Made for Fall PAC 2008