The Tailgater's Handbook Italian Baked Beans - Fagiolo Italiano


Richmond, Indiana's Ron DeMao, a retired PGA Master Pro, say's "man cannot live by golf alone." For hungry football fans, he fixed Fagiolo Italiano.  The recipe has evolved from Pitt Panther tailgates.   He claims they were instrumental in a national championship football season for the University of Pittsburgh.

Ingredients:
1 medium onion, chopped                       
1 6lb. can Van Camps Pork and Beans
1/4lb. bacon, diced                                  
1 green pepper, chopped
1clove garlic, chopped
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup catsup 

To Prepare:
Sauté bacon, onions, green pepper, and garlic in olive oil over low heat until vegetables are cooked.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Pour bacon mixture into large casserole dish.  Add beans, brown sugar, catsup, and season with salt and pepper to individual taste.  Bake at 350 for 90 minutes.

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