BBQ Baked Beans

I am not a huge baked beans fan and definitely don’t like it straight out of a can. If I had to I could eat a little bit but never ever have a second helping. Last year we went to stay with some very dear friends out in Wilmington, NC. We had such a great time and our hostess Connie fed us well. One of the things she made was these baked beans. For the first time in my life I went for another helping! These beans are so delicious that you can’t have just one scoop. With being smack in the middle of grilling season these will make a perfect side dish to whatever you are grilling.

If you want to lesson the amount of fat that will come out of the bacon, fry it for a few minutes in a pan to release some of that fat. (But why would you?) Then proceed to topping the beans with the bacon.

BBQ Baked Beans

Serves 6-8

  • 2 16oz cans pork and beans, drained of liquid
  • Ā¾ cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1 oz golden raisins
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Ā½ cup brown sugar (splenda brown sugar does work)
  • 1 tart apple, peeled, cored and chopped (Granny Smith works well)
  • 3 strips uncooked bacon, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all but the bacon in a 2 quart casserole. Top mixture with bacon and bake uncovered 1 hour until nice and bubbly.

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