December 6, 2008

"Backyard Brawl" Baked Beans

4 strips thick sliced bacon, cut into slivers
2 cups chopped onions
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans (16 ounces each) Heinz Vegetarian Beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup molasses
1/4 cup Original 7 Jack Daniel's® Grillling Sauce
1/4 cup Heinz Hot n' Spicy Ketchup Kick'rsTM
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon Heinz Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon Heinz Dark Brown Mustard
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon Heinz Cider Vinegar
1/4 tablespoon Liquid Smoke - or to taste
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a heavy pot, cook the bacon over medium heat to render the fat.

Add the onion, pepper and garlic and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the beans, molasses, Jack Daniel's® sauce, Hot n' Spicy Ketchup Kick'rsTM, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, brown mustard, dry mustard, cider vinegar and Liquid Smoke. Simmer the beans, uncovered until rich and thickly flavored, 10-15 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon.

You may also place the beans in a baking dish and bake them in a pre-heated 350 degree overn for about 30 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serves: 6

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