Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Molasses Baked Beans

Molasses adds a deep rich flavor to ordinary baked beans that makes them sinfully delicious.
I make several types of baked beans but, this is definitely my families favorite.
They are slightly sweet from using two different types of sugar and the molasses adds a deep rich flavor that only molasses can bring to baked beans.

I honestly can never wait until these cool down once they come out of the oven.I also have to stop myself from eating half the dish before the rest of the family gets any.

This recipes is full of bacon fat which really does give you a nice smokey bacon flavor as well.Not so good on the waist line, but hey, the dang recipe is delicious!

The bacon I use in this, is what I call the budget bacon and is normally labels bacon for seasoning.This is because it is more fat than meat.This is really important because you need lots of bacon fat for this recipe.If you are using normal bacon just make sure to fry extra slices so that you end up with enough fat.The extra meat from the bacon is fine to add and wont change the flavor of the recipe, but not enough fat will.

Jodies Kitchen Molasses Baked Beans
8 slices bacon seasoning pieces (diced) This is the budget bacon that is more fat than meat.
1 onion diced
1/2 large green bell pepper diced
1/4 tsp. salt & black pepper
2 cans (11oz each) pork and beans (1 can should be drained)
2 TBS brown sugar
1 tsp. white table sugar
1 TBS molasses
1/2 tsp hot sauce (I use texas pete)
In a preheated skillet (medium low) add diced bacon pieces.As soon as some of the fat is released add the onion, bell pepper, salt and pepper.Cook until onions and peppers are soft.In a baking dish, add both cans of beans and all other ingredients, stir well to combine.Pour everything from the bacon pan into the bean mix.DO NOT drain that bacon fat.Mix well.Place in a preheated 375F oven and bake about one hour.

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