I am not sure where this recipe originated, in England, New England, or specifically a brand of baked beans that adapted themselves in the southern part of the United States? Nevertheless, I grew up with these beans at every picnic and BBQ of my youth. With the whispers of the weather getting warmer, I decided to make a dish of it to serve alongside some grilled hot dogs the other day. Though I have to admit, my husband and I ended up eating more of the beans.
1 (16 ounce) can of baked beans
2 tbsp onion, minced
2 tbsp green bell pepper, roughly chopped
5 slices bacon, uncooked
3 tbsp of Ketchup
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp BBQ sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
In an 8×11 empty the can of baked beans. Mix in the rest of the ingredients except for bacon. Lay the strips of raw bacon over the top. Cook for 1 hour in a 350 degree oven. Broil it for 5 minutes to crisp up the bacon on top.