BBQ Baked Beans

By now we all know that I'm completely obsessed with the Pioneer Woman right? I've never made a recipe of hers that hasn't been out of this world delicious. For the Fourth of July I made these beans for a cookout we were going to, and everyone was saying how delicious they were. I was hesitant to make them because beans are kind of that dish that everyone either loves or hates, but I went for it knowing the Pioneer Woman wouldn't steer me in the wrong direction! And she didn't. She delivered. Big time. While I stuck true to the exact recipe she wrote, I did make a few technical changes, which I'll share below.

8 slices bacon (the thick kind), halved
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
3 28oz cans Pork and Beans
3/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tbsp dijon mustard

Preheat the oven to 325° In a large pot Render the fat out of the bacon (don't cook it all the way, just enough that the fat comes off, but not cooked enough that you would want to eat it). Remove the bacon from the pan, and set on paper towels to get rid of the excess fat.

Saute the onions and peppers together in the drippings from the bacon until soft. About five minutes. Remove the peppers and onions from the pot, and drain on paper towels as well. Drain the remaining bacon grease out of the pot. 

Put the pot back on the stove over medium heat and add the peppers, onions, beans, BBQ sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and mustard. Bring the mixture up to a simmer, and let simmer for 5 minutes.

Transfer the entire bean mixture into a 9x13 dish and then place the bacon slices on top. Bake low and slow in your preheated oven for 2 hours.

When the beans are done cooking, there will be a lot of liquid in your pan. Remove the bacon slices carefully from the top, and place them on a plate for a minute. Take a slotted spoon and transfer the beans to another 9x13 pan, draining off as much of the excess liquid as possible. Then arrange the bacon slices back on the top of the beans, and place under the broiler for 5 minutes. At this point you can either cover them with foil, hop in the car and head to your BBQ, or grab a fork and dig in!

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  1. I can't wait to try these! They look awesome!!

  2. This is a really wonderful BBQ baked bean recipe that I will be making. It sure looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Okay these look SO GOOD!! Definitely going on the to-do list.

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