The first July 4th after we were married, John and I were invited to a pot luck barbecue with other graduate students. One of the dishes was an incredible pork and beans casserole. I asked for the recipe and was surprised at how easy it was to make. I have made several changes over the years and refined it and it has been part of our holiday barbecue ever since. This year since we are beginning to gather again, I want to share it with you.
Jinny’s Baked Beans recipe
2 Large cans Campbell’s pork and beans (28oz)
1 can Campbell’s cream of tomato soup
¼ cup brown sugar
1 lb. “hot” Jimmy Dean or Bob Evans pork sausage
2 crisp apples, peeled and cut into bite size chunks
Sauté the sausage and drain excess fat. Put all ingredients in a covered crock and stir together to mix.
Bake in a 250 degree oven for four hours. Remove lid during last half hour. Let sit for 30 minutes before serving.