My friend Karen gave me this recipe last year for baked beans- they're pretty darn good-may have something to do with the bacon!
Baked Beans Super Sized
From Sue Moeller, via Donna Sloan, sweetened up by Karen Greiner
The original recipe called for less brown sugar and ketchup.
It had to strong of a molasses flavor for me, so here's my rendition.
This makes a large quantity and can be cut in half.
1 lb. bacon, fried, reserve the grease, save for the top
1 large onion, sautéed in a bit of bacon grease
2 lb. ground beef, brown
2 cans kidney beans
2 cans butter beans Drain, wash, strain
2 cans garbonzo beans (chick)
2 cans pork n beans
1 can B & W baked beans keep the sauce
Mix in separate bowl create the sauce
2 TBS molasses
3/4 cup ketchup, (or a dash more to your taste)
3/4 cup brown sugar, (or a dash more to your taste)
? cup white sugar
After frying the bacon and keeping it for the top of the beans, take out all the grease. I used a non-stick pan so I only placed a couple of tablespoons back in the pan to sauté the onions. Once onions are translucent, brown the ground beef. Add the sauce to the meat and onions to coat.
Combine all beans and meat mixture together in the pan you are going to bake in.
Top with remaining bacon, I broke it into pieces so everyone could get some.
350 until baked through.