Fourth-of-July Baked Beans

31 Dec

1 -roll- hot breakfast sausage–any brand

8 slices smoked bacon–diced

1 large onion, diced

1 medium bell pepper, diced

2-17 oz. cans pork and beans–drained

1/2 cup ketchup

1 small can tomato paste

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

2 heaping TBSP yellow mustard

1 TBSP salt

1 TBSP garlic powder

Pre-heat oven to 350

Crumble sausage in a large skillet. Cook until almost done. Add diced bacon and cook until crisp. Add onion, cook until translucent add the bell pepper. Remove and drain on paper towels. In a 13×9 baking dish put pork and beans. In a bowl whisk together ketchup and tomato paste adding a little water if too thick, add brown sugar, mustard, salt and garlic powder. pour into beans and mix well. Bake covered for 45 minutes. Remove cover and bake 15 additional minutes.


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