Barbecue Baked Beans

These sweet and tangy BBQ baked beans are a delicious side to any dish. They're so good sometimes Ms. Lou just has them as the main course!

Ingredients

 1 lb. Premium Select Navy Beans
 1/2 lb. bacon
 1 lb. ground beef or 1 lb. shredded pork
 1 large yellow onion, chopped
 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
 3 cloves garlic, chopped
 2 cups chicken stock
 2/3 cup brown sugar
 1/2 cup your favorite barbecue sauce
 2 tsp yellow mustard
 Salt

Directions

1

Mix 2 tbsp of salt with 2 quarts of water until dissolved. Add beans and cover. Let soak over night at room temperature.

2

Cut bacon into 1/2 in. pieces. Cook over medium heat in a dutch oven. Brown ground beef in bacon grease (If using shredded pork, add during step 4). Once cooked through, add onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until soft.

3

Strain beans, add to pot. Add chicken stock and stir. Simmer for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

4

Add brown sugar, barbecue sauce,  and mustard. Cover pot, place in oven for 3.5 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove lid, bake for 1 more hour or until thick. Remove from oven, salt and pepper to taste. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.

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