Dutch Oven Cowboy Beans
Adapted from a recipe found at Iron Cooker blog found here , thank you Cecil
For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
1 2-lb. can of pork and beans
4 slices of bacon, sliced into squares (maple-cured or hickory smoked preferred)
1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of yellow mustard
1/4 cup of ketchup
1/8 cup of cider vinegar
In a Cast Iron Dutch Oven, place beans, onion, brown sugar, mustard, ketchup and vinegar. Mix thoroughly.
Place bacon on top of the bean mixture, being careful to cover the top as much as possible.
Cover and cook at 350 degrees at least 1 hour.
This recipe serves 8 to 10 people.
I found the bacon to be pretty floppy so I took it all out, rinsed the sauce off and fried it until crispy, I think next time I would just fry up the bacon before adding it to the beans to cook in the oven, I also added pepper and some garlic powder to taste, also a few splashes of liquid smoke. To top it all off hubby and I decided to add a little grilled smoked sausage to the pot... DELICIOUS .. I like my sausage grilled with a little char on it, that is what the black is in the pic, I think some green pepper would have been good in them too but hubby said no .. the party pooper, overall you GOTTA give these beans a try, the recipe is a great base recipe to work with.. you could really add whatever you wanted