Tailgate Baked Beans

In the South, they love to tailgate! These baked beans make a delicious addition to your tailgate menu.

Yield: 8-10 Servings

INGREDIENTS

6 slices of bacon

1 large sweet yellow onion – finely chopped

½ green pepper – finely chopped

½ lb ham – slivered

2 – 28 ounce cans pork and beans

½ cup ketchup

½ cup dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

Cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon, crumble and set aside; reserve bacon drippings in pan. Saute’ onions and peppers in the drippings for approximately 5 minutes until the onions are translucent. Add the ham to the onion and pepper mixture and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes longer. Stir in the crumbled bacon, pork and beans, ketchup, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer to casserole dish or bean pot. Bake, uncovered for approximately one hour, until bubbly.