It’s almost football season, which means back to school, cooler weather, shorter days, and of course tailgating get-togethers. Be the host (or guest) with the most this fall with this wonderful baked beans recipe. This side dish takes a fun spin on a traditional in-the-can baked beans recipe, but it is almost just as simple!
To begin, I purchased one 12 oz. pack of Four Brothers smoked bacon along with my other ingredients. I cooked and prepared the bacon to my liking and prepped all of my other ingredients by measuring out the correct amounts. Once my sauces were measured and my onions were chopped I emptied the 2 cans of Bush’s Baked Beans into the slow cooker and then added in the ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce and brown sugar.
Next I chopped up the bacon into pieces. Instead of chopping the bacon pieces up with a knife, I opted to use a heavy-duty kitchen scissors. I found this to be easier because the grease from the bacon can make cutting bacon a little tricky and it was also a quicker option. Once the bacon is added, simply stir the ingredients thoroughly together in the slow cooker and heat on high for about 30 minutes or until cooked throughout. You can then reduce the heat to low or warm.
This dish is great and is made so simple because it can be prepared in a slow cooker with very little maintenance. I personally love anything that has been prepared in a slow cooker, and it’s even easier way to haul this side dish to a tailgating party and to keep it warm prior to it being served. However, this dish can also be prepared by cooking it in the oven in a large oven safe dish. Simply bake it in a 400°F oven for 30 minutes, or until warmed throughout.
Kids and adults alike will love this recipe- who could resist barbecue sauce and bacon? And now you have a fun and tasty alternative to an age-old side dish.
I hope you were fond of this fun recipe and that your transition from summer to fall is a smooth one! Enjoy!
- 12 Oz. Package Four Brothers Bacon, cooked and chopped
- ½ Cup Ketchup
- ½ Cup Mustard
- 2 – 28 Oz. Cans Baked Beans
- 1 Small Sweet Onion, chopped
- 1 Cup Barbeque Sauce
- ½ Cup Brown Sugar
- Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir.
- Cook in slow cooker on high for about 30 minutes or until cooked throughout.
- Reduce heat to low or warm, while serving.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine all ingredients in a large oven safe dish and stir.
Bake in 400°F oven for 30 minutes or until cooked throughout.