This really is my Mom's recipe. Nothing fancy, just easy and delicious. If I'm having a party, I usually make these in the morning and refrigerate. Then, just heat up in the oven before serving. As a note, most canned pork and beans have a piece of pork inside which I usually discard.
Mom's Baked Beans
Prep Time: 30 minutes. Baking time: 0-30 minutes
½ pound bacon, diced
½ of an onion, (about 1 cup) diced
2 (16.5 ounce) cans baked beans
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
¼ cup ketchup
Cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan using a slotted spoon, blot bacon with a paper towel to remove excess grease. Discard all bacon grease except for 1 teaspoon which should be left in the pan. Add the diced onion to this pan and sauté until onion is tender. Add beans, brown sugar, wine vinegar, ketchup, and bacon. Simmer for 10 minutes on low. The beans can be served at this point, or transferred to a baking dish and refrigerated. The prepared beans can be reheated, in the covered dish, in the oven by baking at 350°F for 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
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