When I have the time, I like to make baked beans from scratch. With just two days noticed and making enough for 12 people, I have to take shortcuts. The first day I smoked meat for the beans.
5 large cans generic vegetarian beans in sauce
1 tblsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. course ground red pepper
1 tsp. course ground black pepper
2 medium onions chopped
3 tblsp. brown sugar
1 tbisp. maple syrup
.5 tsp. salt
1 tsp, smoked paprika
1 tsp. corn starch
1 lb. applewood/cherrywood smoked brisket
1 lb. applewood/cherrywood smoked bacon
Put the onions into a pot large enough to hold all the ingredients and cooked until they are translucent. Add all the ingredients to the pot, mix thoroughly and place on stove at medium heat for an hour. Stir again and cook over low heat for 2 hrs. At the end of cooking, remove from stove and let cool until they can be placed into the refrigerator over night. This recipe needs the time in the refrigerator for the flavors to mix. Reheat to serve. You save several cooking hours by not having to cook raw beans and make the sauce.