This recipe has 16 ingredients, including salt and pepper. The prep goes together quickly since the beans and tomatoes are canned. The total cooking time is 1 hour 30 minutes, with 25 minutes of active cooking. I was pleased to find out that my local grocery store had thick-cut bacon available at the meat counter, which my husband is ecstatic about. I had nor problem finding any of the ingredients listed and had the majority already in my pantry. Instead of using hamburger buns for the topping, I used King's Hawaiian Bread rolls which I already had. It gave the beans a sweet topping, which turned out delicious. Additionally, due to a mistake on my part I ended up using closer to 20 ounces of tomatoes, making my baked beans have a more tomato BBQ flavor than the actual stated recipe.
These baked beans were a huge hit in my household. My husband actually liked that they had more tomato in them, which he thought gave them a delicious tangy taste. I loved that they tasted great and my two boys ate their entire servings. This would be a great dish to take to a BBQ or function and makes a large serving, we had enough for an additional meal.
For the recipe go to Food Network Magazine's Baked Beans with Bacon.