Mom's homestyle baked beans are simply savory and delicious. They're sweet, tangy, and loaded with bacon—the perfect BBQ side dish!
Course: Side Dish
1/2green bell pepperseeded and diced
1(53 oz.) canpork and beans
1/4cupHeinz Chili SauceOR your favorite BBQ sauce
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Set a large skillet over medium heat and cook bacon until crisp. Remove and set on a paper towel lined plate.
In a large Dutch-oven or casserole dish, add the diced bell pepper and onion along with the pork & beans, chili sauce (or BBQ sauce), brown sugar and pepper. Crumble the bacon over top, then stir to combine. Place in the oven and bake for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, stirring occasionally. The longer you cook the beans, the thicker they'll get. Do know that as they cool they'll thicken too. Remove from the oven, stir then let cool for 15-20 minutes before serving.
-This makes a lot of beans, you could halv the recipe by using a 28 oz. can of pork & beans, but we always do a full batch and take them to BBQs or eat them as a side throughout the week. They should last for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.