Preparation / Directions:
Drain 2 cans of B and M, or Bush's "baked beans" (Campbell's pork and beans will work in a pinch). Drain 75% or more of liquid from beans and discard (the liquid, not the beans).
Pour beans into baking dish (no lid required). In a skillet, fry 4 thick slices of HICKORY smoked bacon well done, pat dry, and place in freezer so that it becomes brittle while preparing other ingredients. Now fry 4 more slices of bacon until medium done, and set aside.
Drain all but 2 or 3 tablespoons of bacon grease out of skillet and save for other recipes. Sauté 1 small onion, 1 small green, and 1 small red (if available) bell pepper for 3 or 4 minutes in hot bacon grease. Pour sautéed onions, peppers, and bacon grease into beans.
In a cup, mix 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard, 4 or 5 tablespoons of your favorite BBQ sauce, 3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar, or 5 tablespoons of molasses, and pour into beans.
Crumble or dice the cold bacon with a good chef's knife, and stir into beans. Place medium-done bacon slices on top of the beans and bake in oven at 350F for about 45 minutes, or in your pit until thick and rich.
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