Sprinkle the brown sugar on each slice of bacon to generously coat each strip. Arrange the coated bacon strips on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown and crispy, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool and crumble up.
Place a medium pot over medium-high heat with the baked beans and hot sauce. Heat the beans through, add the scallions and portion onto dinner plates topped with the crumbled bacon.
*If you cannot find black pepper bacon, buy regular bacon and generously coat it with freshly ground black pepper before topping it with the brown sugar.