You can tell everybody you baked these beans from scratch, and they'll never know the difference.
Fry the bacon, remove it from the skillet and drain on paper towels. Sauté the onion in the bacon drippings until it is transparent. Remove onion with a slotted spoon and add to beans.
In a small bowl, blend the brown sugar, molasses, catsup and dried mustard.
Break or tear the bacon into 1-inch pieces and add to beans. Add the brown sugar mixture, and stir gently until all ingredients are incorporated.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring once. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Prep time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 30 minutes; Total time: 50 minutes
Bean NotesThis recipe is easily doubled for a big cook-out crowd. Are you a bean connoisseur? If so, you'll also want to read John Raven's article on how to cook beans.
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