Fourth of July Bar-B-Que Beans


  • 2 large cans "pork & beans", or 1 pound dried beans, cooked
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked, save drippings
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup thick homemade barbeque sauce, or favorite purchased brand


  • Cook bacon until cooked through but still soft. Remove all but about 1/4 cup bacon drippings. Add onions, celery and bell pepper and cook until soft. Pour into beans; add brown sugar and barbeque sauce. Taste for correct balance of tart and sweet. Bake for about 1 hour until slightly brown on top.


  • Description:
  • "This is an easy and wonderful old-fashioned favorite."
  • Yield:
  • "1/2 cup"
  • SERVINGS: 12
  • SOURCE: Apple Charlotte Cooking Co.