This is an adaptation of a recipe by Pam Anderson for The Pioneer Woman.
It really is GOOD.
For enough for two:
1 slice bacon, halved
2-3 T onion, diced
1 T chopped green pepper
1 can (16 oz) pork and beans
1/8 c bbq sauce
1 T brown sugar (unless you are using pork and beans that are already heavy in sweetness)
1 T cider vinegar
1/3 t dry mustard
Adjust oven rack to lower middle position and preheat to 325 degrees.
Fry bacon in a large, deep saute pan until bacon has partially cooked. Remove bacon from pan and drain on paper towels.
Add onions and peppers to dripping in pan and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans and remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
Pour flavored beans into a greased ovenproof pan (I used a small casserole.) Top with bacon, then bake until beans are bubbly and sauce is the consistency of pancake syrup, about 1 1/2 hours. Let stand to thicken slightly and serve.