Southern Baked Beans

Southern Baked Beans

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion, diced

1/3 cup chopped green pepper

1/2 cup barbecue sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon dry mustard

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

3 (16 ounce) cans pork and beans

4 slices bacon, cooked and cut into pieces

In a medium skillet, saute the onion and green pepper in the olive oil until tender; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, dry mustard, and vinegar. Pour beans into crock pot, add onions and peppers, then stir in barbecue sauce mixture and bacon. Cook on LOW for about 8 hours.

Oven directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Pour ingredients into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish that has been prepared with cooking spray. Cook bacon only about half way done in advance, and top the beans with the bacon pieces. Bake for about 2 hours or until sauce has thickened.