If the divine creator has given us delicious and exquisite things to eat, the least we can do is prepare them well and serve them with ceremony.
03 January 2014
oh-muh-gah these are the most amazing baked beans ever! Summer can't get here fast enough...
8 thick slices bacon, halved 1 medium onion, cut into small dice 1/2 medium green pepper, cut into small dice 3 large cans (28 ounces each) pork and beans 3/4 cup barbecue sauce 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup distilled or cider vinegar 2 teaspoons dry mustard or 2 tablespoons Dijon
Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Fry bacon in large, deep sauté pan skillet until bacon has partially cooked and released about 1/4 cup drippings. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels. Add onions and peppers to drippings in pan and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans and remaining ingredients 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). Pour flavored beans into a greased 13-by 9-inch (or similar size) ovenproof pan. Top with bacon, then bake until beans are bubbly and sauce is the consistency of pancake syrup, about 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Let stand to thicken slightly and serve. Serves up to 18 Recipe from The Pioneer Woman