I came up with this recipe one day when I had a craving for baked beans, but didn't have the time to bake them in the oven, so I cooked them on top the stove. Once cooked, they reminded me of Bush's Homestyle Baked Beans (with out the bacon), and when served cold, they reminded of Bush's Original Baked Beans. I also enjoyed the beans with the bacon, those also tasted like Bush's Original Baked Beans, when served hot or cold.
Stovetop Baked Beans
2 (15 oz.) cans Van Camps Pork & Beans
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon molasses
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon hickory flavored liquid smoke
6 slices of bacon, cooked, then cut into 3/4" pcs. (optional)
Drain one of the cans of pork & beans, then add to a saucepan.
Add the other (undrained) can of pork & beans to the pan.
Then add the remaining ingredients to the pan, and simmer
(uncovered) for about 15 minutes; stirring beans frequently.
(If desired, add cooked bacon pieces after simmering the beans
for 5 minutes, then continue simmering the beans for the
remaining 10 minutes.)
Yields: 4 servings
(Photo of beans with no bacon added.)