We have another dish for the barbecue (as in barbecue party, not grill), and this one, I think, is pretty essential. You can’t have a summer party without pork ‘n beans. Right? Right. This version is made in the slow cooker which serves two purposes: 1) it’s largely hands off and 2) you can keep it in the slow cooker and it will stay warm.
Also what I like about this recipe is that you make your own sauce. I think a lot of times people make baked beans by just heating up the canned stuff, but if you add a couple of ingredients, it really enhances the flavor.
To make this, I dumped three cans of the baked beans in the slow cooker. Then I added some cut up hot dogs (you can use cocktail wieners or little smokies, but they are more expensive and basically taste the same), ketchup, chopped onion, mustard and molasses. (See! It’s a simple sauce, but it makes all the difference.) [Read more...]