Doug's Amazing Hobo Beans

I never cared much for baked beans - until now.


1 pound applewood bacon, diced

6 slices pancetta, diced

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

3 tablespoons butter, softened

2 cans baked beans (preferably Bush's)

1 can cannellini beans, drained

1 can garbonzo beans, drained

1 cup dark brown sugar

1/3 cup hot sauce (Frank's is good)

1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce (Open Pit is good)

1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper

2 ounces bourbon (or more)

      The Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium skillet, cook bacon and pancetta until crisp.  Remove to a dish.  Add bell pepper and onion to the skillet and cook on medium until softened and lightly browned.

Spread butter in a 9" x 13" casserole dish.  Add all beans and mix.  Stir in brown sugar, hot sauce, barbecue sauce, cayenne and salt and pepper.  Fold in bacon/pancetta and onion-pepper mixture and stir in bourbon.

Bake for about 50 minutes.  Serves 8 - 10.



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