Arnett’s Baked Beans

*May 2015* Not my favorite beans recipe. Made them on the Big Green Egg and they were too thick and smoky flavored.

1 large can Campbell pork and beans
1/2 pound bacon diced
1 medium onion
1 green bell pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Saute bacon. Add onion and green pepper. Add brown sugar, ketchup, W. sauce. Mix with pork and beans. Bake for 2/12 – 3 hours.

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Bestest Chili-Bacon Beans

Great side dish for a BBQ (like we just had today!).  And of course, anything with bacon captures my heart 🙂  Makes enough for a crowd!  I doubled this recipe recently, and would probably do a little *less* bacon next time (GASP!).  But even with 20 people, I had tons of leftovers for a week. I’ll stick with a single batch next time, and when it’s gone — it’s gone!

1 large can (28oz) Bush baked beans (or 2 regular 16oz cans)
1 small can butter beans
1 small can kidney beans
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tblsp. vinegar
3 Tblsp. hickory smoke flavor (“Liquid Smoke”)
1 lb. bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces and fried
1 lb. ground beef, cooked & drained
1/2 cup onion, diced and browned

  1. Cook bacon on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Broil until crisp.  Dry on paper towels (Or fry bacon in a pan and drain grease.  I just find the cookie sheet method less messy and faster).
  2. Cook onion & ground beef together.  Drain grease.
  3. Add all ingredients together and
  4. a) bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes OR

    b) combine all in a crockpot, put on low, and cook for 2-3 hours.

Source: Debbie Van Dusen