For as long as I can remember, my mom made three baked bean casserole for picnics.
Now it has become my husband's favorite side with burgers. I like that it is super simple. The recipe can be adapted several ways and I rarely even measure anything but I'll try to give you an idea of how I make it.
Three Baked Beans
3 or 4 16 oz cans different types of beans, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup brown sugar OR 1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup ketchup
1 T. vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all together. Bake in oven for one hour at 350. Or simmer on stove. Or heat in slow cooker for about four hours.
I usually use kidney beans, navy beans, great northern beans, and green beans. Typically I use my own home canned beans. If you use a can of pork and beans, do not drain.
Instead of the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and seasoning - you can substitute your favorite BBQ sauce.
If you wish, you can add browned ground beef, sausage, bacon, or even hotdogs.