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posted: 7/1/2014 5:45 AM

Sweet Sour Baked Beans

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  • When Molly Sutton craves a traditional summer side dish, she breaks out her mom's recipe for Sweet Sour Beans.

       When Molly Sutton craves a traditional summer side dish, she breaks out her mom's recipe for Sweet Sour Beans.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 

⅓ pound bacon, sliced

4 large onions, sliced

¼ cup vinegar

¾ cup brown sugar

¾ tablespoon dry mustard

Dash garlic salt

1 can (18 ounces) baked beans

1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (15 ounces) butter beans, drained and rinsed

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, fry bacon until crisp; remove from pan and set aside.

Put onions in the bacon fat and sauté for 3 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix vinegar, brown sugar, dry mustard and garlic salt; add to onions and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer on low 20 minutes.

Stir beans and bacon until well mixed. Transfer beans to a large baking pan or casserole dish and bake, covered, 1 hour.

Serves eight to 10.

Molly Sutton, Arlington Heights

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