Recipes

Sweet and Smoky Baked Beans


September 07, 2016 By:
Prep:
25 mins
Cook:
1 hour
Serves:
4 to 6 servings
Looking for the perfect side for your outdoor feast? These beans have just the right amount of bacon flavor and tangy sweetness.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cook the bacon for about 5 minutes in a heavy pot over medium heat to render the fat. Save 2 tablespoons of fat and discard the rest.
  2. Saute the pepper, onion, and garlic (adding garlic last to avoid scorching) for about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the beans, and add the molasses, barbecue sauce, ketchup, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, dry & prepared mustard, apple cider vinegar, and liquid smoke. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer the beans, uncovered, until rich and thickly flavored, 10 to 15 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon.
  4. ADDITIONAL TIP : Place the prepared beans into a baking dish and bake at 350 for 30 minutes instead of cooking them on the stovetop.