July 4, 2010

Traditional Beans and Franks with Bacon

This always reminds me of my grandmothers house. She would start this simple recipe in the morning, allowing the beans to soak all day (or night sometimes).

3 slices bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 lb frankfurters, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 can (1 lb. 14 oz) pork and beans
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp mustard
4-oz Cheddar cheese, sliced about 3/4-inch wide

In a ten inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Saute onion, pepper and franks in skillet with bacon until onion is transparent.
In a 3-quart casserole combine all ingredients except cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Arrange cheese slices on top in spoke design. Bake ten minutes longer.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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