It took me years to find a simple baked bean recipe that was thick and rich. Several years ago this recipe was on a bottle of Montgomery Inn Bar-B-Que Sauce and I haven't tried a different recipe since! For a variation I use Sweet Baby Ray's Original Recipe Sauce also and I think I like it better...so use your favorite Bar-B-Que sauce, it should not make a difference...this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled depending on the size of group you are feeding...Trust me they are delicious and perfect every time!!
Preheat oven to 350. In a 1 1/2 qt. casserole dish (sprayed with Pam) fold together the beans, brown sugar, BBQ sauce and dry mustard and pepper
Take cubed jowl and saute in frying pan till edges start to caramelize. You may have to drain a little liquid off during this process because sometimes it gets a little watery like..but always leave a little fat in the pan....when jowl is caramelized on edges add the diced onion and saute until soft .
Add jowl and onion mixture to the bean mixture in your casserole dish and fold everything together and bake uncovered for an hour or until casserole is bubbly. They will thicken the longer they sit out....ENJOY!