2 cans (1 lb each) pork and beans (I prefer Bush's because it's a little thicker base to start with)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp dry mustard (I use regular yellow mustard and it works fine)
1 tsp dry ground ginger
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup molasses
6 slices bacon - chopped
1 large onion
1 lb ground beef, turkey or pork, browned
1 clove garlic, (opt)
2 stalks celery, chopped (opt)
Fry bacon and hamburger together.
Mix together all remaining ingredients together in oven-safe baking dish or in your crockpot.
Drain bacon and hamburger and mix in with beans. Bake uncovered in oven at 325 F for 2 1/2 hours or in a crockpot on High for same time or Low for 4+ hours.