• 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 8 slices sliced black pepper bacon*
  • 2 15-ounce cans baked beans
  • A few dashes hot sauce (more if you like things spicy)
  • 4 to 5 scallions, sliced


Serves: 4 servings


Preheat oven to 400F.

Sprinkle the brown sugar on each slice of bacon to generously coat each strip. Arrange the coated bacon strips on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown and crispy, 12-15 minutes. Let cool and crumble up.

Place a medium pot over medium-high heat with the baked beans and hot sauce. Heat the beans through, add the scallions and portion onto dinner plates topped with the crumbled bacon.

*If you cannot find black pepper bacon, buy regular bacon and generously coat it with freshly ground black pepper before topping it with the brown sugar.