Baked Beans

It was a week for ribs, coleslaw, and baked beans (at Dot’s).  Don says this picture doesn’t look like baked beans, but it is, and they’re delicious (there’s a strip of baked ham on top).

Baked Beans

Baked Beans

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil (or use fat rendered from bacon)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBSP ketchup
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cups cooked beans, pinto or cannellini
  • Strips of thinly sliced ham

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a skillet. Add onion, and pepper. Stir in bacon after a couple minutes. Cook until onion is translucent.
  2. Heat oven to 325°
  3. Stir in brown sugar and the next four ingredients.
  4. Stir in beans and heat well.
  5. Transfer mixture to a greased casserole dish. Top with strips of ham.
  6. Cover and bake for one hour. Uncover and cook for up to another hour, until it reaches the consistency you want.
http://www.centexcooks.com/baked-beans/