Calico Baked Beans

4 cans (about 14 oz. each) beans of your choice, rinsed and drained thoroughly

(I use black beans, pinto beans, red kidney beans, and cannelini beans)

1 (28 oz.) can baked beans (I use Bush's and drain off about half of the liquid)

8 oz. bacon

1 large onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

3/4 cup ketchup

1/2 cup molasses

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp. yellow mustard

pepper to taste

Cook the bacon until crisp. Remove to paper toweling to cool, then crumble. Drain all but about 2 Tbsp. of the bacon fat off from the skillet. Brown the onions and garlic in the remaining bacon grease, then add the bacon back into the pan. Set aside.

Combine the sauce ingredients and mix well. Add to the bacon mixture and stir to combine. Add the beans and mix gently but thoroughly.

Place the mixture into an oblong glass baking dish or crockpot. If using the oven, bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. If using a crockpot. cook on HIGH for about 3 hours.