Oct 16, 2009

Baked Beans

This recipe, with a slight variation or two, comes from my friend Kathy (see Amazing Meals link under "my blog list"). It's a definite keeper. I tried it yesterday in combination with steamed ham and some applesauce. Total comfort food. And I liked the beans so much that I made a second batch.

2 15-ounce cans of pork and beans
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 pound lean bacon, cooked crisp, then drained and crumbled (I actually prefer slicing up about 6 pre-cooked sausage links instead of the bacon)

Combine ingredients thoroughly. Pour into an 8 x 8-inch baking pan. Bake for 2 1/2 hours, covered with foil, at 325 degrees. Uncover and bake for another 30 to 40 minutes.