Mickey's Baked Beans

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MICKEY'S BAKED BEANS

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. bacon (hickory smoked)                            3 medium onions, chopped
1 very large can pork & beans (4 lbs.)          1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup regular sugar                                      1/2 cup catsup
1 tablespoon prepared mustard                       1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 tablespoons molasses                                1/2 cup good select Dark Rum (Bacardi)

Fry bacon in iron skillet until brown.  Remove, drain, crumble*; set aside. Sauté onion in bacon drippings.  Place pork & beans in large 3 quart casserole dish 13x9x2.  Add onion and remaining ingredients.  Stir.  Add bacon drippings and crumbled bacon.  Arrange a few pieces of bacon for looks on top.  Water may be added if mixture is too thick.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

YIELD:  10 to 12 servings



Original Recipe from Barbara Gantt, but added a few extra ingredients; e.g., Worcestershire sauce and the molasses and deleted the salt since the bacon has plenty of salt.

NOTES:  The brand of pork and beans in the picture had a lot of liquid and drained most of the liquid (sauce), however some brands of pork and beans will not have that much sauce and will not be necessary to drain the sauce from the beans.  Also, I reserved* four strips of the cooked bacon and crumbled in on top of the baked beans after removing from the oven.  Unless you are feeding a family, this recipe is way too large for two, therefore you can cut the recipe in half and use an 8 inch square baking dish.  This is a high calorie recipe and you can substitute Splenda or equivalent brand for the brown sugar and regular white sugar without loosing a lot of the traditional baked beans flavor.

A few pixs below:

Ingredients for the baked beans or most of them anyway.  Observant readers already pointed out there were not any ketchup or Worcestershire sauce in the above pix but listed in the recipe, whereas I  was running at about 75 percent capacity this afternoon.....grin now.

This large Townecraft 13 inch diameter frying pan or skillet really gets a workout at the Porter home!

Crumbled cooked bacon added to the baked beans after removing from the oven. My bride said the baked beans look prettier with the bacon added (topping) after removing from the oven.  I followed her advise and lead on this one because she is more experienced in the kitchen than yours truly but I do enjoy trying.   These baked beans and North Carolina BBQ with cole slaw or marinated slaw with a side of hush puppies and a big gobbler of cold iced tea followed up with some peach cobbler or old "timey" banana pudding will have you whistling a tune in short order, I mean a tune from the vocal cords that is....go ahead and grin again.

Bill aka Mickey Porter 12-03-08.

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