Nothing says back yard BBQ like baked beans. Every time I grill, I make baked beans.

I came across this recipe on one of the cooking sites I follow on Facebook and thought they would be fabulous for a large gathering, so I’m going to try them out this weekend at church for a pot luck dinner we will be having after services on Sunday.

I have not tried this recipe yet, but have already altered it for my liking – I added minced garlic and garlic powder. I will probably not add the bell pepper or tomatoes for the dinner, but I will definitely try them in the recipe when I make them for my family.

Bon appétit and happy grilling!

Southern Baked Beans

6 slices bacon, cut in half
1 medium/large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 small bell pepper chopped

3 Tablespoons garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cups brown sugar
2 cans diced tomatoes (optional)
4 (28-ounce) cans pork and beans

Preheat oven to 325

add all ingredients to suitable baking pan (like a 13x9x2 or bigger) and mix well

Top with bacon slices and bake for 30 to 45 min.