2 cans Heinz baked beans
1 can kidney beans
1 green pepper - chopped
1 onion - chopped
3 tbsp brown sugar
8 bacon slices - slightly cooked and chopped into bite size pieces
Mix ingredients except ketchup. One layer of beans topped with ketchup. Second layer of beans topped with ketchup. Cook covered at 350 for 1 hour then uncover and cook for another 1 hour.
- I did not layer the beans as the recipe suggests with the ketchup. I only added the one layer or ketchup on the top.
- I cut down the sugar to two tablespoons.
- I did not add the bacon.
Dd says these taste better the second or third day. I made them on Friday to eat on Saturday. I had a taste on Friday and found them sweet enough for me. This is a vegetarian dish if you omit the bacon. Maybe Jane can tell me if it's a vegan dish as well?
Why I said sort of in the title is that you start with two cans of baked beans in tomato sauce, so it's sort of cheating in a way I think to say they are totally homemade.
It's our son's birthday today so we are having a joint Easter Saturday/Birthday lunch for him.
Happy 31st birthday Son!