Bootlegger Beans

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This delicious side dish is very easy to make. It practically cooks itself! Because these beans are so good, I usually make a double batch. The recipe comes from household advice columnist, Heloise. Her mother also had a newspaper column where this recipe was first published over forty years ago.

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  • add   1 small onion
  • add   3 slices bacon
  • add   1 (15 ounce) can pork and beans
  • add   2 tablespoons ketchup
  • add   1 tablespoon vinegar
  • add   1 tablespoon brown sugar


  1. Dice bacon and onion.
  2. Fry bacon; when nearly done, add onion to pan and saute until bacon is cooked; pour off most of the fat.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; cover and simmer, stirring every once in awhile, on low heat for 1 to 2 hours ~ The beans will thicken as they cook.