This is one of my husband’s favorite recipes for a barbeque. It is sweet and savory, with a hint of bacon. If I say the word bacon, he is happy! So, this would be a great recipe for a Father’s Day gathering.
I have edited and changed this recipe so many times, it probably never comes out the same! The thing is, I usually don’t measure and I add what I feel like. So, feel free to use this recipe and add what you feel like! The main consistency is bacon, brown sugar, and beans. The rest has a tendency to change.
We had this with our Memorial Day BBQ and it was delicious! You need to give yourself some time, as it does need to slow-cook for at least a few hours to be truly delicious. I use Bush’s Baked Beans, but you can substitute other beans if you have a favorite. I still haven’t decided which of Bush’s is my favorite. I do like the Maple. I just used what I had in the cupboard for this!
Here is the recipe:
- 4 pieces bacon, cooked crispy and chopped into small pieces
- 1 Tbsp. onion
- 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 c. ketchup
- 1 Tbsp. mustard
- 2 Tbsp. BBQ sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (I don't use this every time, so cut it out if you choose)
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 large cans Baked Beans (I used Bush's)
- Cook bacon until crisp. Reserve 1 Tbsp. bacon grease.
- Chop bacon and set aside.
- In bacon grease over medium heat, saute onion until soft and translucent.
- Pour baked beans into slow cooker, add onion and bacon and remaining ingredients.
- Allow to cook on low for 3-4 hours.
- These are yummy! They are a combination of sweet and savory, which makes for a great BBQ side. Goes well with BBQ chicken, steak or pork, and sweet corn on the cob!
Have a great day!!