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Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans

Beans that will even make Chili Heads happy
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 6-8 each strips of bacon cut into 1/2 inch squares
  • 1/2 each Medium onion , diced
  • 1/2 each Bell pepper , diced
  • 1 - 2 each Jalapeño Peppers , diced (seeding is optional)
  • 1 can Bush's Baked Beans 55 ounces
  • 1 can pineapple chunks or crushed , drained (8 ounces)
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar , packed
  • 1 Cup ketchup
  • 1 TBS dry (ground) mustard

Instructions

  • Sauté bacon pieces in fry pan until crispy and remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Sauté onion, bell pepper and jalapeño pepper until tender.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine beans, pineapple, brown sugar, ketchup and dry mustard. Stir in bacon pieces and vegetables. Pour into a 12X9 or a deep 9X9 aluminum baking pan. (While mixing if things look dry, add additional ketchup 1/4 -1/2 cup at a time)
  • Place in a 220-250°F smoker for 2 1/2 – 3 hours (make sure temperature of the baked beans reaches 160°F ) or place in a 350°F oven and bake for 1 hour.

Notes

If you are making these beans as a side dish for Kansas City style pork ribs, smoke the removed skirt meat for 1-1 1/2 hours, then dice the skirt meat and stir into the Baked Beans.
DISCLAIMER
With the jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard these beans have the potential for some MAJOR heat. CAUTION should be exercised when feeding these beans to small children and/or the elderly.
To make this recipe family friendly, omit the jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard.