Featured Contributor: Michelle Day
With Summer right around the corner I thought it would be fun to come up with a new recipe for baked beans. I have one recipe that I have been making for years but I would like to have a few varieties wouldn’t you? So after fiddling with the ingredients this one is my favorite by far with some of my favorite flavors in this recipe; bacon, maple syrup, and brown sugar, yum.
Can’t you just taste the ribs off the barbecue and the potato salad cold from the fridge? Well here is the perfect side dish to go along with those wonderful summer foods. Perfect for your own backyard barbecue or to take as a Pot Luck dish.
Here’s what you need:
8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces
1 yellow onion, diced
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 Tbs. yellow mustard
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. granulated garlic or garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 (15 oz) cans pork and beans
1 (15.5 oz) can cannellini beans
1 (15.8 oz) can great northern beans
Pre heat oven to 300 degrees.
In a large dutch oven (5qt) or oven safe stock pot cook bacon pieces on med-hi until crispy, about 5-7 minutes.