Thursday, April 9, 2015

Southern Style Baked Beans

The first time I ever tried to make baked beans was in a crockpot and they turned out awful!!!  They were tough and the flavor was seriously lacking.  I was very sad and have not made beans since then, but I was having company over last night and really wanted another side dish to go with our dinner.

Everything that was wrong with the beans I made years ago went right with these.  The flavor was wonderful, the sauce tasted like the sauce I put on top of my meatloaf.  It was easy to make and did not turn out tough.
48-oz. (3 small cans) cans plain ol' pork n’ beans
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
5-6 slices bacon

Combine tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, mustard, worchestershire sauce,  garlic, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl and mix well.
Open the cans of beans and drain the liquid off the top, using a strainer.
Add beans to the tomato sauce mixture.
Mix until completely combined.
Pour into a shallow 2-quart baking dish.
Cut bacon into 1/2 inch pieces.
Top the beans with bacon slices, making sure not to overlap too much.
Bake beans, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1-1.5 hours or until bacon is fully cooked and just starting to crisp.
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