Southern-Style Baked Beans are deliciously sweet yet tangy made with canned pork and beans, thick-cut bacon, sweet Vidalia onions, diced green bell peppers, barbecue sauce, ketchup, yellow mustard, brown sugar, and a touch of organic honey; then baked to perfection in a 350-degree oven until done.
Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat before adding 6 slices of bacon, cook until¾ of the way done. Remove from the cast iron skillet and reserve on a plate until needed. Drain the bacon grease off into a heat-safe container to use for another recipe such as biscuits, etc.
Chop one Vidalia onion and dice about ½ cup green bell pepper.
Place the cast iron skillet bacon on medium heat and then add chopped onion and diced green bell pepper, sauté for about 2 minutes to slightly soften. Reserve until needed.
Combine 1½ of a cup of barbecue sauce, 2 tablespoons of ketchup,¼ of a cup of lightly packed brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of organic honey, 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard, and onion powder.
Once the above mixture is joined add 4-8-ounce cans of pork and beans, combine, season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
Top the baked beans with the bacon you have reserved.