There are lots of ways to doctor up canned pork and beans. Here’s a recipe we really like. The sauce is augmented with bacon, onion, and brown sugar, and there’s a nice variety of beans, for a pretty appearance on the plate. (Do you care how your food looks?)
Serve these beans as a side dish, or allow them to star as the main attraction. Cornbread and a green salad would be perfect accompaniments.
Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook, Revised & Updated, page 214
Makes 8 servings
Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 7-8 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 4-qt.
3 slices bacon, cut up
2 Tbsp. grated onion
31-oz. can pork and beans in tomato sauce
16-oz. can kidney beans, drained
15-oz. can lima beans, or butter beans, drained
3 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed
½ tsp. dry mustard
3 Tbsp. ketchup
1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker
2. Cover. Cook on Low 7-8 hours.