Mean Beans (Pork and Beans)

"Always a huge hit at BBQ's. Can be assembled and then frozen in advance. Also, can halve the recipe easily. The lemons are the key."
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Ready In:
1 casserole




  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • In large heavy Dutch oven fry bacon; remove and chop coarsley; set aside.
  • To the same skillet, add onions and garlic; cook until transparent.
  • Turn off fire.
  • Add pork and beans, sausage, ham chunks, brown sugar, parsley, lemon juice, barbeque sauce, reserved cooked bacon and green onions.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and turn into greased 3 quart casserole dish.
  • Bake uncovered 30 - 40 minutes or until bubbly.

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  1. cookin_nurse
    This was very good, I think I would drain the pork & beans next time- it was a little bit more liquidy then I prefer. I might also omit one of the meets, probably the smoked sausage. Loved it though!
  2. CookingONTheSide
    These beans are very good. They have such wonderful flavor. Thanks for sharing.
  3. debjonestx
    Yummy, yummy. Hubby loves smoked sausage, pork n' beans and rice, and I wanted to use my dehydrated food storage (ham, bacon and onions). Everyone was happy with this one. It's definitely a keeper.
  4. Lorrie in Montreal
    Made for Holiday Tag. Oooo I loved these beans served them with cornbread,cole slaw and some grilled sausages. I would'nt change a thing!
  5. mailbelle
    We really loved these! But I think we're going to call these 'The Three Little Pigs Beans." Why? Because they have bacon, smoked sausage, AND ham! And it's so easy to "pig out" on them if you're not careful! Thanks for posting Gail! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.


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