Southern Style Baked Beans


6 slices thick cut bacon, cut in half
1/2 white onion, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
5 - 15 oz. cans Pork 'N Beans
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp dry mustard

In a large stock pot, saute bacon until partially cooked.  You do not want to brown the bacon- you just want to release the bacon fat.  Remove the bacon and place on a paper towel lined plate.  Add the onions and green peppers to the bacon drippings.  Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add the beans and remaining ingredients.  Bring beans to a simmer.  Spray a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour in the beans and top with the partially cooked bacon slices.  Bake until the beans are bubbly and the sauce is thick, about 1 1/2 hours.  The bacon should be fully cooked and crispy.  Enjoy!