Baked beans makes me think of the cabin. We always had baked beans at the cabin. Canned baked beans. Roasting hot dogs over the campfire and eating beans. Sometimes we'd actually eat the beans right of the can. Classy, right? It was good though. What I didn't know though was how unbelievably awesome REAL homemade baked beans were.
These beans were amazing. You can use these as a side dish or a main course. I chose to just eat mine with some bread and it was an amazing meal.
Baked Bean Casserole Recipe
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey (or beef)
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 red or green pepper, chopped
2 cans (16 oz) pork and beans
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cups ketchup
2 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. soy sauce
4 tbsp. brown sugar
6 - 8 slices bacon, cut into pieces and cooked
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
In a large saucepan, brown the ground turkey, onions and peppers. Add the pork and beans, BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar to the mixture. Simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer to a prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle bacon over the top of casserole. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for 10 more minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!