JUNE 2012 Recipe of the Month Title: MY SOUTHERN STYLE BAKE BEANS Member: 01YZF6 Serving Size: feeds 4-8 (for larger groups double entire recipe) Ingredients: 2 large cans of baked beans ( or 4 small cans) *generic baked beans and flavored ones are ok too 1 medium onion (diced) 1/2 cup brown sugar 4 oz. grey poupon ( or french's dijon mustard) 20 pieces of sliced jalapeno's ( diced ) 8 oz of BBQ sauce ( 1/2 bottle?) ( any flavor you like) 2 tbsp butter or margarine optional: 1/2 package of bacon OR 3 slices of deli ham (chopped) 1/4 cup maple/pancake syrup Directions: preheat oven to 200 degrees or Crock pot on Low Heat frying pan or skillet over medium heat add 2 table spoons of butter until melted Add diced onions, and optional chopped bacon ( or ham) let simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring every minute. stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar cook additional 3-4 minutes remove from heat and let rest Using a large casserole, or Crockpot, add all portions of baked beans separately, add the following ingredients, mixing after each: frying pan contents, mix thoroughly diced Jalapeno's remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar dijon mustard BBQ sauce *stir in optional maple syrup Cook for 3 hours stir thoroughly every 30 minutes FOR DUTCH OVEN USE use an optional liner and configure charcoal accordingly if you heat it up too fast or go too hot of a temp, then the beans and sauce will burn. ENJOY !