Sunday, May 26, 2013

Baked Bombers (Beans)

Baked Bombers, Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App
Baked beans were always on the table at family gatherings in the summer when I grew up.  Ladies exchanged recipes, especially for the tangy tasting ones.  My brother and his wife shared this recipe with me back in the mid-'90s.

Bakes beans go so well with ham, burgers or hot dogs.  I watch for canned bean sales and stock up on the inexpensive "pork and beans" type, then doctor them up adding more bacon and ingredients that fire them up!  


I also pressure cook dried beans, pinto or kidney, and use them from time to time. They freeze well after cooking and are even less expensive than canned beans and great for other recipes.


For a quick supper side dish for two, use one can of beans and jazz them up with ingredients below, cutting down on measurements. For a crowd, use the full recipe.


Baked Bombers (Beans)
1 green pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 pound chopped bacon
3, 15 oz. of beans (kidney or pinto) drained, or canned pork and beans, drained
3 Tabs. each of horseradish, ketchup, BBQ sauce, mustard of choice, and brown sugar.

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone AppFry bacon, drain, saving 2 Tabs. of fat.  In a 2-quart kettle or pan combine bacon, chopped peppers and onions. Mix together with beans. Stir in horseradish, ketchup, BBQ sauce, mustard and brown sugar.

Mix well.  Add and stir in 2 Tabs. of bacon fat.  Bake uncovered at 350 for 1 hour.

Serve with hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, or take to picnics or potlucks.

Serves 8 to 10.
Estimated cost: $4.00 or less. .50 cents a serving or less.