Anyway, this is a recipe sent to me by a very good friend and former colleague from Wendover. Her husband is a chef who worked with me in my professional cooking classes and Becky was an English teacher there. She is now teaching in Parump, NV. I trust her recipes implicitly and this one sounds so easy and good I have to post it! No pictures to go with it though.
For each 1 lb of pork and beans, add 2 tablespoons of ketchup and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. We add chopped onion but Aunt Jean would take a small peeled onion, cut it in quarters lengthwise and insert a piece in each quadrant of the baking dish. Top with bacon cut in narrow strips, laid across the entire surface. 4 strips will cover a 1 ½ quart baking dish. So no mustard and no vinegar. Bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours or so. A smaller amount of beans will be done in a bit less time and if you start with a huge 7 lb can it will take longer. As the bean liquid concentrates it can become almost like candy. Yum.