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Brown Sugar and Bacon Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon slices, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2, 28 ounce cans baked beans
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, and set rack to the middle rack position.
  2. Cook bacon in a large cast-iron skillet until cooked halfway through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the partially cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. To the remaining bacon fat in the skillet, add diced onion and jalapeño, and sauté about 5 minutes until softened.
  4. Stir in the baked beans, molasses, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Place the partially cooked bacon pieces on top of the bean mixture and bake for 1 hour, until bacon is crisp and the beans are bubbling and fragrant. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.