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The Best Baked Beans

This is the best recipe for baked beans, the perfect accompaniment to pot luck, with so much flavor. These baked beans are studded with bacon, onions and peppers, and offer a sweet and delicious sauce with the perfect depth of flavor.

Ingredients

1 red onion, finely chopped
½ cup finely chopped green pepper
1 pound of crispy, cubed bacon.
½ cup ketchup
¼ cup molasses
⅔ cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons of dry mustard
60 ounces of baked beans or pork and beans
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2 tablespoons of green onion
2 tablespoons of chopped bacon (reserved for cooked bacon)

Instructions

Cut the red onion and pepper into small, evenly spaced pieces. Set aside.
Cook the bacon until crisp, drain on a paper towel. Reserve some of the fat from the bacon.
Finely dice the bacon. Set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°F, set rack to medium-low.
In a skillet, heat reserved bacon fat over medium-high heat.
Add diced red onion and green pepper, sauté until soft.
In a large bowl, combine ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and dry mustard, and whisk together.
Add the beans, onions and green peppers.
Pour into a 9×13″ baking dish.
Bake for 2 hours, then add the chopped bacon.
Bake another hour or more until the sauce has cooked and reached the desired consistency.
Let beans stand for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce.
Garnish with reserved bacon and green onions. Serve.

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