Bacon and Molasses Beans
4 thick-cut bacon slices, thinly sliced crosswise 2 medium onions, finely chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 (15 oz. cans) Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained 1/3 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup purchased barbecue sauce 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Cook bacon in heavy large pot over medium heat until fat is rendered
and bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer
bacon to paper towels; drain. Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings
in pot. Add onions, bell pepper and garlic to pot; saute until
vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in bacon, beans and
Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.