Food,  Food-Side Dishes

Baked Beans

I was in charged to bring side dish , originally was going to make potato salad , but changed my mind , and tried making baked beans . You could always get canned baked beans , such as Bush’s baked beans , but what fun is that ?

So i decided to try it , i like baked beans but in my opinion , home made is better than canned . With their sweet smoky flavor .. i couldn’t resist but to try ..

I was right .. everyone at the gathering loved the baked beans , someone even said ” it’s not 4th of july without the baked beans .. ” LOL ..

So here is baked beans

You need ;

8-10 slices of thick bacon

fry the bacon , until it’s almost done , and then leave about 1/4 cup of the fat , and reserve the rest or throw it away , for Asians like me , bacon grease is like gold , so i saved it and put it in the fridge for cooking next time , great flavor !

Then add in :

1 large onion , finely chopped

1 green pepper , diced

and saute about 5 minutes . Next , add in :

2 large cans of pork and beans

About 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce , i used kraft sweet BBQ sauce

Almost 1 cup of brown sugar

About 3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

That’s it , simmer and bring it to boil then transfer it into your casserole dish . Place the bacon on top of it , and bake it at 325 F for about 2 hours until it’s very thick and your house smells so yummy !!

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