Shortcut this recipe by draining off the excess liquid from the top of the can and baking for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Have a two-quart casserole at the ready.
In a large pot or Dutch oven, add the bacon, onion, and water. Cook, stirring often until bacon is rendered (but not crisp) and onion nearly tender, and all water evaporated. Add in beans, brown sugar to taste, ketchup, mustard powder, molasses, and apple cider vinegar. Stir and bring to a boil. Add ginger, if desired.
Place beans in casserole, place in oven and bake about 1 hour, uncovered until top has darkened but isn’t burned, watch it at the end, and beans are bubbling and piping hot. Remove and let sit for several minutes before serving.
Keywords: Bacon, Beans, canned beans, hearty sides, ketchup, molasses, Side, Vinegar