What hot dog and burger cookout is complete without Baked Beans! It’s easy to open up a couple of cans of Pork ‘n’ Beans and start there, but I wanted to try it with Navy Beans…maybe that’s just little more homemade…well maybe not, but it still good.

My husbands favorite is still my campfire baked beans, but you can try these on the fire too or cook on stove top without even going to the oven. Both ways are delicious!

2 15-ounce cans navy beans (with liquid)

4-6 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled

2 tablespoons water

1 tablespoons cornstarch

1/2 cup ketchup

1/2 dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons white vinegar

4 tablespoons minced fresh onions

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

dash pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix water and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth. Combine ingredients and add water and cornstarch to beans. I cook the beans on the stove top first just to combine flavors (you can skip this step if you want and go straight to the casserole dish).

Place beans in a covered casserole dish and bake for about 1 hour. Stir after 30 minutes. Let beans rest 10 minutes before serving.