Keri's Hog-Apple BBQ Baked Beans

Keri’s Hog-Apple BBQ Baked Beans

3 or 4 slices bacon, diced
2 (27 oz) cans Bush’s Baked Beans
1/2 c. Blues Hog BBQ Sauce (or other sweet-spicy favorite)
1 lb. smoked leftover smoked pork or beef, more or less,
or 1 lb crumbled cooked pork sausage (a maple flavor pork breakfast
sausage is good)
1 (15oz) can apple pie filling, pieces somewhat chopped up
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. Mustard (prepared)
1 tsp chipotle or cayenne powder (optional, to taste*)
1 tsp Blues Hog barbecue rub (or your favorite bbq rub)

Brown bacon, and saute onion and green pepper in bacon grease.
Mix in remaining ingredients. Bake at 325 F for 1 hour, or simmer
on stovetop in large pot for 30 minutes if you don’t have time
to do them in the oven. Serves 12.

This recipe began life as APPLE PIE BAKED BEANS from somewhere
on the web, but I think I’ve made enough changes to it now to
claim it as my own. This is my standard for baked beans anymore.
Jack’s Old South does something similar to this, but I understand
that they use peach pie filling instead.

*This is a rather spicy recipe due to the chipotle/cayenne powder.
Feel free to leave it out if you’ll be feeding those who prefer
a less spicy taste.

Recipe created by Keri C, of Tulsa, OK