Race Day Week: Baked Beans

Well, here in Indianapolis we all have Indy 500 fever!  So I’ve decided to do a Race Day Week series with recipes you can use for your upcoming race day party.  (And if you don’t care about race day, these recipes are perfect for Memorial Day festivities as well!)

Monday: Appetizer – The Perfect Deviled Eggs
Tuesday: Entree – Pulled Pork
Wednesday: Sides
Thursday: Desserts
Friday: Decor
Saturday: Bloggy Roundup – More Recipes and Ideas

Earlier today I showed you how to make my famous mac and cheese.  Now I’ll show you how to throw together some yummy baked beans.

This is what you’ll need:

Take your pork and beans and empty them into a bowl, draining off the excess liquid that has formed at the top of the can.

Take your ketchup and squirt into the bowl for a 3 count.  (I am nothing if not precise with my measurements.)

Take your mustard and squirt into the bowl for two 3 counts.

Using a tablespoon, scoop your light brown sugar into your pork and bean mixture.  I usually put about 5 tablespoons or so into the bowl (not heaping).

Mix everything well and taste.  Add more ketchup, mustard, or sugar as needed.

Pour into an 8×8 baking dish.

Now for the best part — top with BACON!

Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes, until hot, bubbly, and the bacon is cooked through.

Enjoy!  Stay tuned tomorrow for two delicious desserts for your race (or Memorial) day cookout!

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