Preparation / Directions:
Partially fry up the bacon and reserve 2 Tbs. of the drippings and saut‚ the chopped onion and green pepper. Add the rest of the ingredients to a large pot and mix well, being careful not to mash the beans. Cover the pot and simmer slowly for approximately one hour, stirring occasionally.
This makes for a good pot of beans when you want something just a little bit out of the ordinary. Sometimes I'll sprinkle the bacon with a good, sweet dry rub before I fry it up. (Try it sometime.) When we make it here at the house, I always make up at least a double batch because they make for a great late night snack! I just give the bed covers an extra "tuck" here and there when I go to bed that night.
NOTES: These are a bit sweeter than most baked beans, but I like to spice them up a bit. I'll warn you up front though, they'll turn you into a "Rocky Mountain Yodeler" if you're not careful with them. And for that reason, I think I call them "Rocky Mountain Yodele